Nigel Cory

Nigel Cory
Trade Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
(202) 626-5720

Nigel Cory is a Trade Policy Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He previously worked as a researcher at the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to that, he worked for eight years in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which included positions working on G20 global economic and trade issues and the Doha Development Round. Nigel also had diplomatic postings to Malaysia, where he worked on bilateral and regional trade, economic and security issues, and Afghanistan, where he was the deputy director of a joint U.S./Australia provincial reconstruction team. Nigel holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in International Business and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

Recent Publications

February 7, 2016

Indonesia has put in place failed protectionist policies to build up its e-commerce and high-tech sectors, writes Nigel Cory in the Jakarta Globe.

January 11, 2016

The third edition of ITIF’s annual report on the scourge of “innovation mercantilism” highlights 10 of the world’s most glaring examples of protectionist policies subverting innovation.

December 30, 2015

The private sector is taking important steps to combat piracy through promotion of voluntary agreements between content creators and other players in the online economy, writes Daniel Castro in The Hill.

October 28, 2015

China's references to its semiconductor trade deficit are a facade for a mercantilist trade policy, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.

October 26, 2015

Ahead of this week’s visit to the United States by Indonesian President Jokowi, Nigel Cory writes in The Globalist on the thicket of trade barriers and restrictions that make Indonesia a difficult place to do business.

October 2, 2015

Gϋnther Oettinger's visit to the did little to dispel U.S. concerns about the Digital Single Market, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.