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Ian Fletcher, Economist


Economist Ian Fletcher is one of America's foremost experts on the problems of free trade. Through his background and experience on wall street, in corporate America and silicon valley Fletcher identified early on the problems associated with an economy based on free trade.


Ian was Senior Economist for the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) from 2010-2012 and is currently a senior advisory board member. CPA is a nationwide grass-roots organization dedicated to fixing America’s trade policies and comprising representatives from business, agriculture, and labor. Prior to his tenure at CPA Ian was a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council and an economist in private practice serving hedge funds and private equity firms. Ian regularly participates in economic forums, discussions and debates. Currently he is working on a new book on industrial policy, expected publication in 2022.


Educated at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.

In the Media

San Francisco Chronicle
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