Monday, June 22, 2020

Think Tank Quickies (#380)

  • American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) accused of "pushing the thus-far-unfounded claim that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a Chinese lab."
  • USTR Robert Lighthizer bashes PIIE study on US-China trade in Senate Finance hearing.
  • Wellcome Trust, a $33 billion UK foundation which has ties to think tanks, gave early coronavirus warning that woke up Wall Street.
  • Pic: Think tank cartoon for the times.
  • MacroPolo - a think tank run by the Paulson Institute, which promotes constructive ties between the US and China.
  • French think tank Obliquum wants edge in African affairs.
  • Heritage Action has hired Ryan Walker, currently deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), as director of government relations. 
  • Laura Rodriguez, formerly chief of staff to Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) and a Bill Nelson and State Dept. alum, is now VP for government affairs at CAP.
  • Wendy Edelberg, former chief economist for the CBO, is replacing Jay Shambaugh as director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings.
  • John Cusey, who most recently served as director of policy at HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement, will rejoin AEI as VP of Communications.