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Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy


Strategic Planning, Media Engagement, and Economic Outreach

The Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy leads the bureau’s strategic planning, support for economic officers’ development, media engagement, and outreach on U.S. economic and business affairs. We explain how smart economic policy expands opportunities for Americans and fosters a more prosperous and secure future. We also lead U.S. policy in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to harmonize best economic practices across nations.

EPPD Deputy Director Joshua Archibald gives an overview of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs to students at the Foreign Service Institute’s Commercial Tradecraft course, March 2020.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future