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Events & Activities

Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

William Finan - Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow, Economic Strategy Institute, Washington, D.C.

2007 – May 2012, "of counsel," external consultant to Deloitte & Touche worldwide providing economic consulting support.

1999 – May, 2007, Principal (partner) seconded to Japan (1999 – 2001); Deloitte US Principal seconded to France 2001; specialized in development of international economic/business strategic plans and performed due diligence for European, U.S. and Japanese multinational enterprises; retired from Deloitte US LLP , May, 2007.

1985 – 1999, Partner, international economic consulting firms (Horst, Frisch, Clowery & Finan, and Quick, Finan and Associates), Washington, DC; advised the U.S. Government, multinational companies and trade associations on tax, R&D, competitiveness, and other public policy issues.


Other positions:
Office of U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Affairs (1980 – 1984); Staff Economist U.S. Senate Finance Committee (1978 – 1980); Wharton Economic Forecasting (1974 – 1978); Flight Officer, U.S. Navy (1968 – 1972).

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania (1979)
M.B.A. Corporate Finance, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania (1974)
B.S. Engineering, Cornell University (1968)

Board of Directors, American Hospital of Paris (Development and Credentials committees)
Board of Advisors, Okakarara Secondary School, Namibia

Selected list of recent articles only (author or coauthor):
1. Performance of Zambia's Cement Industry, (November, 2012)
2. Valuation Issues under Accounting Principles & the Arm's Length Standard (February 2009)
3. The Kyoto Protocol, An Overview of Fiscal Issues (April, 2008)
4. Valuing High-Valued Intangibles, (May, 2000) (in Japanese)
5. Reliably Determining (Valuation of) a Buy-in Payment, (March, 1999)
6. Japan's Crisis in Electronics: Failure of the Vision (published 1993 in Japanese)

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