Peter Kent Navarro (born July 15, 1949) is an American heterodox economist, who currently serves as the Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Industrial Policy, and the Director of the White House National Trade Council, a newly created entity in the executive branch of the U.S. federal government. A professor emeritus of economics and public policy at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, Navarro is the author of over a dozen books, including Death by China. A liberal and environmental activist, he is a member of the Democratic Party.

Navarro is well-known as a staunch critic of Germany and China, and is a strong proponent of reducing U.S. trade deficits.