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How to Deal with the Globalization Backlash?

Nov
13
November 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Intro

2016 was the year when basic tenets of the international order were challenged – first in the UK and then in the U.S. Since then, Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is threatening to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, to introduce new tariffs on various countries, and to diminish immigration. Europe is in the midst of acrimonious Brexit negotiations, whose outcome and wider international impacts remain unclear. The ongoing migration crisis is leading to a tightening of immigration policies around the globe. Are we on the brink of an era of de-globalization and re-nationalization?

At this year’s Forum, we want to assess the gains and challenges of globalization and to evaluate strategies for dealing with a potential globalization backlash. Panel sessions include “Free trade – an idea in decline?”, “How to do business amidst the globalization backlash?”, and “How much globalization do we want?”.

Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics), member of the Group of 30, former Polish Finance Minister and former Chairman of the Polish National Bank, will deliver the opening keynote lecture.

This year’s Forum for Economic Dialogue will be concluded with the Zurich Lecture of Economics in Society delivered by Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University).

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Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)

Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)

Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics)

Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics)

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Speakers

Harvard Business School
Laura Alfaro
Warsaw School of Economics, and former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and President of the National Bank of Poland
Leszek Balcerowicz
Former Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister of Sweden
Carl Bildt
Professor of International Trade and Labor Markets, University of Zurich
David Dorn
Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society
Ernst Fehr
GENTINETTA*SCHOLTEN Ltd.
Katja Gentinetta
Executive Chairman, Kühne Holding AG
Karl Gernandt
State Secretary SECO
Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch
President of Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist
University of Oxford
Kevin O'Rourke
Professor of Economics of Globalization and Emerging Markets , University of Zurich
Ralph Ossa
Harvard University
Dani Rodrik
Professor of Economics of Development and Emerging Markets, University of Zurich
Florian Scheuer
Professor of Economics of Development and Emerging Markets, University of Zurich
Hans-Joachim Voth
Professor of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics, University of Mainz
Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Venue

Kaufleuten Zurich
Pelikanstrasse 18, Zurich

The Economics of Populism

13.11.2017, 5:45 p.m., Kaufleuten, Zurich

This year’s Forum for Economic Dialogue will be concluded with the Zurich Lecture of Economics in Society delivered by Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University).

Dani Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics and political economy. His current research focuses on populism, industrialization and structural change in developing economies, and interaction of ideas and interests in policy change. The question of what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are more successful than others at adopting it, is at the center of his research.

His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (2015), The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011), and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007). He is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association.

Zurich Lecture of Economics in Society by Prof. Dani Rodrik.

Zurich Lecture of Economics in Society by Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University).