Dr. Spencer Cohen is principal and founder of High Peak Strategy LLC, an international trade and economics research consulting firm based in Seattle, WA. Dr. Cohen works with a wide range of clients and stakeholders across the U.S., including port terminal operators, industry associations, law firms, local governments, and business chambers. He specializes in international trade analysis, U.S.-China relations, and industry and regional economic research.
Spencer has a PhD in economic geography from the University of Washington. His dissertation examined China’s economic growth model through the lens of land use rights, local government finance, and local state enterprise debt restructuring. He also has an MA in China Studies, also from the University of Washington, and BA in mathematics and history from the University of Connecticut. He is a frequent public speaker on issues relating to U.S.-China relations and international trade. He has written opinion pieces in the South China Morning Post, The Daily Guardian (India), Puget Sound Business Journal, and Seattle Business Magazine.