Trade Policy and the EU: Conflict or Cooperation?

7th May 2020 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Badia Fiesolana, EUI
Via dei Roccettini 9
I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI) - Italy
Mia Saugman

Trade Policy and the EU: Conflict or Cooperation?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
Kamala Dawar, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Sussex
Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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