Populism and the globalization backlash: scenarios for the WTO and 21st century trade agreements
Scientific Coordinators: Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute, and Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute
Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence
20-22 July 2018
The increasingly open, rules-based trading system has been a driver of global economic growth and rising average per capita incomes since 1947. Yet opposition currently confronts the system from a number of different quarters. While some of the concerns arising from populists are ill-founded, other concerns, including adjustment costs and distributional effects of globalization, and the ability to pursue national policy goals – raise important questions for the design of international agreements. Furthermore, the development of complex production relations distributed across many countries seemingly demands cooperation on a variety of regulatory policies at the same time that the populist backlash is arguing for greater national autonomy. Where to draw the lines? This seminar examines these issues, including a focus on the traditional integration agenda that centers on rule-making by major trading powers on policies that generate negative international spillovers.
Emily Blanchard | Tuck School of Business
Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute
Petros C. Mavroidis | Columbia Law School
Douglas Nelson | Tulane University
Mark Wu | Harvard Law School
Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 8 June 2018.
For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 1 June 2018.