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Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
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Pınar Cebi Wilber’s research interests are diversified and include energy policy, tax policy, international trade and finance, and general government policy. Recently, Pınar has researched issues related to climate change legislation including the impact of such legislation on the U.S. economy. She has also done extensive research on the effect of government policies on retirement saving as well as the use of annuities in retirement.

Approving new NAFTA a no-brainer for new Congress

After lengthy negotiations and a lot of hand-wringing by American economists and business leaders, the United States, Mexico and Canada have struck an amenable...

Trump Retirement Accounts Face Obstacles

Only 62% of private-sector workers had access to some sort of private retirement accounts in March 2017. While Tom Giovanetti’s description of the current state...

Retaliatory Tariffs Could Set Back America’s Energy Future

Tariffs could pose real danger to the American energy renaissance that the president has worked hard to help nurture. If we really want “energy dominance” and if we really want to build the kind of energy security that will make America great for generations, we can’t afford setbacks to our energy future from a dangerous game of trade brinksmanship. Now is the time to reevaluate our approach to trade to ensure that retaliatory tariffs don’t undermine much needed economic momentum.

ACCF Statement on One Year Anniversary of Start of NAFTA Negotiations

ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber issued the following statement in recognition of the one year anniversary of the commencement of NAFTA renegotiation: “Today...

ACCF Urges Inclusion of ISDS in NAFTA 2.0

ACCF Urges Inclusion of ISDS in NAFTA 2.0 Investor protections ensure that U.S. companies are treated fairly by our trading partners WASHINGTON, DC — The North...

Why the Investor State Dispute Settlement is critical to NAFTA

In an ideal world, where the rule of law and fair treatment of any subject is the common theme of legal systems around the world, the Investor State Dispute Settlement could be obsolete as Mr. Trump and Ms. Warren wish. However, the reality and past evidence point to the fact that a strong and binding ISDS is beneficial for any participant to protect one’s investment. In a highly globalized capital market, that not only protects the corporations but also their workers and the private investors who own these assets through various savings vehicles, including through retirement accounts.

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Trade wars have no winners

The Administration has policies that could help the economy over the long run, such as tax and regulatory reform or simple workforce development, but when it comes to trade policy, ideology trumps good economic arguments. Despite the belief in the White House, trade wars have no winners.

New NAFTA Must Protect US Investments

There are lots of reasons a U.S. firm might choose to invest in another country. In some cases, labor costs or access to new...

Lighthizer Should Take a Longer-Term View

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s all-or-nothing approach to overseas investment is very shortsighted (“Nafta Proposal Jolts Energy Sector,” U.S. News, April 25). A U.S....

EU leaders put Trump’s unilateralism to the test

The White House is having a busy week with visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The list of issues...

U.S. trade relations

President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is...

Op-Ed: Low-income Americans the biggest losers from Trump’s tariffs

President Trump announced his final decision on steel and aluminum tariffs. While it looks like we will have to wait for details on which countries and products will be covered, the president repeated his emphasis on fairness and that we might see further action on trade. However, the whole process has been alarming to American businesses and our major allies.

Look beyond the threat of steel tariffs to the 1.8 million jobs that could...

The seventh round of Nafta talks are under the shadow of President Trump’s plan to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and a...

How to Shape U.S. Infrastructure Policy

This special report first looks at the reasons for infrastructure investment and then sets the stage for steps that are crucial for successful infrastructure projects. Particular attention is paid to ways to use existing funds more effectively and to increase participation by the private sector. The paper concludes with alternative methods for financing and funding the country’s much needed infrastructure.

At Davos, Trump can ensure ‘American First’ isn’t ‘America Alone’

Published in The Hill When German professor Klaus Schwab organized a meeting of European business leaders to discuss global management practices in Davos 47 years...