Via dei Roccettini 9
I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI) - Italy
Trade policy has been in the news frequently since the United States decided in 2017 to use tariffs as an instrument to pressure countries to reform their economic policies. This is not just a US affair – globally, governments are increasingly making use of trade-related policies, especially subsidies, to bolster domestic production and exports. In the European Union, many member states use national export credit and trade promotion agencies to support exports. The trade panel will focus on factors shaping the use of trade policy instruments in a world dominated by global value chain-based specialisation and on the implications for the redesigning of international cooperation.
Chair: Bernard Hoekman, Robert Schuman Chair, Dean of External Relations, EUI
Simeon Djankov, Director of Development Economics, World Bank
Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director for International Trade and Commodities, UNCTAD
Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
This event is part of the 2020 State of the Union official programme.