A discussion with Dr. Christian Bluth about the future of EU trade policy strategy.
Europe’s trade policy may soon start to change as the European Commission and national governments set out to respond to new threats and opportunities. Soon, the Commission will outline a future direction based on its trade policy review from last year. In a new book, Dr. Christian Bluth argues that, of all the new challenges, the most important one facing the EU is the increasingly charged geopolitics of trade. Trade policy is more and more used for projecting power rather generating prosperity, and several countries are “weaponizing” the trade dependence that others have on them. How is the geoeconomic future of trade likely to be shaped – and how should the EU respond to that future?
Please join us for an hour online discussion with Dr. Christian Bluth about the future of EU trade policy strategy.
Dr. Christian Bluth is the author of the new book, Europe’s Trade Strategy for the Age of Geoeconomic Globalisation (CEPR Press), and a Senior Expert for Globalisation, International Economics and Trade Policy at Bertelsmann Stiftung. From January to June 2020, he also held a Policy Leader Fellowship at the School for Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, during which most of the research for this book was undertaken. Bluth’s research activities focus on various aspects of EU trade policy and the reform of the World Trade Organization. Bluth holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from SciencesPo Paris.