Jeffrey J. Schott joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 1983 and is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. Durgaing his tenure at the Institute, Schott was also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1994) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (1986–88). He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982–83) and an official of the US Treasury Department (1974–82) in international trade and energy policy. Durgaing the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the US delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the US government. He is also a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.
Meera Fickling was a research analyst at the Peterson Institute from 2008 to 2011 and worked with Senior Fellows Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Jeffrey J. Schott. Her areas of research included climate change and trade issues, particularly in North America. She is coauthor with Jeffrey J. Schott of NAFTA and Climate Change (2011). Her other publications include "Setting the NAFTA Agenda on Climate Change," "US and Canadian Climate Legislation by State and Province," and "Controlling Emissions in the Developing World: A Dissenting View." She has a BA in economics from the College of William and Mary.