The effects of regulation on trade and economic integration.
The cosmos of trade and economic integration have changed. Previously an issue about the role of border barriers, what prevents deeper integration in the economy today are far more connected to regulation and failing compatibility of various regulatory regimes. While the new world of trade was about protection, said Pascal Lamy in his Jan Tumlir Lecture, the new world of trade is about precaution. But how do we make sense of the role of regulation in patterns of economic integration? How do such barriers work in the real life of commerce – and how can regulatory ambitions be maintained while not preventing economic integration?
Dr. Hanna Norberg will kick off the seminar with a presentation about her new work on regulation and trade. Dr. Norberg is the author of many studies of international commerce, and has consulted for the European Commission, international organisations, and governments on matters of international economics. She is an independent trade policy adviser and founder of TradeEconomista.
Sandwich lunch will be served from 12:00PM