Thea M. Lee

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Thea M. Lee "is Assistant Director for International Economics in the Public Policy Department of the AFL-CIO, where she oversees research on international trade and investment policy. Previously, she worked as an international trade economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC and as an editor at Dollars & Sense magazine in Boston. She received a Bachelors degree from Smith College and a Masters degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

"Ms. Lee is co-author of A Field Guide to the Global Economy, recently published by the New Press. Her research projects include reports on the North American Free Trade Agreement and on the impact of international trade on the domestic steel and textile industries. She has testified before several committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on various trade topics. She has also appeared on the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, C-Span, CNN, and numerous radio programs." [1]

"She serves on several advisory committees, including the State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Worker Rights Consortium, United for a Fair Economy, and the National Bureau of Economic Research." [2]

Resources and articles


  1. Thea M. Lee, FPIF, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. About Dollars & Sense People, Dollars & Sense, accessed July 8, 2007.
  3. Founders and Advisors, Campaign for America's Future, accessed August 4, 2007.
  4. Leadership, Wilton Park USA, accessed December 27, 2011.