The Green New Deal:  Is It Feasible?
Dec 07, 2020 12:00 PM
G Mustafa Mohatarem
The Green New Deal: Is It Feasible?

G. Mustafa Mohatarem, Ph.D., retired from GM on October 31, 2018 after 36 years of service.  He was named chief economist of General Motors Corporation on March 1, 1995.  He served on GM’s Financial Risk Council and The Metals and Energy Steering Committee, and was a spokesperson for the Corporation on economic issues.

            GM’s Corporate Economics Team is responsible for assessing the impact of worldwide economic developments on the corporation.  In addition, the Economics Team provides advice to the corporation on various competitive and economic policy issues.

            Mohatarem is an expert on trade issues and interacts regularly with officials from the United States and other countries on trade-related issues.  He was the lead contact for GM with the United States and other governments during Uruguay Round General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations, as well as the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  He also led the GM team that advocated in favor of China’s accession to the WTO.

            Mohatarem was born on Oct. 15, 1953, in Quetta, Pakistan.  He received an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, in 1976.  He earned both master-of-business-administration and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1979 and 1982, respectively.

            Mohatarem has also served as visiting assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.  While at GM, he has taught courses as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit.