Christine McDaniel

Senior Economist, Sidley Austin, LLP (Washington, DC).

Christine is a senior economist in Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the firm’s International Trade and Dispute Resolution and Antitrust/Competition practice teams. Christine provides empirical and economic analysis to companies, associations, and governments in international economic, trade and competition policy issues, and supports Sidley’s clients and lawyers, including before World Trade Organization panels and the Appellate Body, domestic courts, arbitral tribunals and domestic regulatory agencies. Prior to joining the firm, Christine worked as deputy chief economist for IP Australia (Australia’s Patent Office), where she conducted economic analysis on potential effects of changes to the intellectual property rights regime in free trade agreements, and managed the National Patent Analytics Hub. Her previous posts include the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. 


14 March 2017
Imagine a trade deal that could save energy, cut your monthly utility bill, and improve the environment. This is exactly what 45 countries are aiming to do in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The cornerstone of our analysis is the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES). Our approach to...

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29 November 2016
La modification des règles relatives à l’étiquetage du chocolat aux États-Unis pourrait accroître les exportations de karité et doper les revenus des régions productrices de karité en Afrique. D’après les Nations Unies, environ 3 millions de femmes africaines ont une activité liée directement ou...
22 November 2016
A change in the rules for chocolate labelling in the US could increase shea exports and boost incomes in shea-producing regions of Africa. According to the UN, roughly 3 million African women work directly or indirectly with shea butter. Shea is an important source of revenue across much of sub-...