Bruce Stokes is the director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center in Washington DC. He is a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where from 2010-2012 he was the senior transatlantic fellow for economics. He is also an associate fellow at Chatham House in London.
For 23 years Mr. Stokes was the international economics columnist for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine and a regular contributor to Foresight Magazine in Japan. He is also a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is a member.
He is co-author, with Andrew Kohut, of the book America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked (Times Books, 2006).
In 1987 and again in 1989, Mr. Stokes was a Japan Society Fellow, living in and reporting from Japan. As a result, in 1989, Stokes won the coveted John Hancock award for excellence in business and economics reporting for his series on the impact of the rising yen on the Japanese economy.
In 1997, he was a member of President Clinton’s Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy and he wrote its final report Building American Prosperity in the 21st Century.
While at the Council on Foreign Relations, He authored A New Beginning: Recasting the U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship(Council on Foreign Relations, 2000) and co-authored Democratizing U.S. Trade Policy (Council on Foreign Relations, 2001). He is the co-author of the book The Tests of War and the Strains of Peace (Council on Foreign Relations, 1998) on U.S.-Japan security relations. He also edited the books Partners or Competitors: The Prospects for U.S.-European Cooperation on Asian Trade (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), Future Visions for U.S. Trade Policy (Council on Foreign Relations, 1998), Trade Strategies for a New Era: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in a Global Economy (Council on Foreign Relations, 1998) and Open for Business: Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace (Council on Foreign Relations: 1996).
He is also the author of numerous studies, including Japanese Investment in the United States: Its Causes and Consequences (Japan Society, 1989) and The Inevitability of Managed Trade (Japan Society, 1990).