The world economy did not collapse during the crisis. Nor did we witness a 1930s style spiraling protectionism. The big wave of globalization reforms since the 1980s was not reversed. Yet the crisis prompted many governments to go for creeping and murky protectionism, and the crisis exacerbated some pre-crisis trends of economic nationalism and fear of foreign competition. How bad were these policies of crisis-related protectionism – and to what extent will they be a hinder for future economic development?
The post-crisis agenda in the Western world will be dominated by fiscal and macroeconomic stabilization. There are also increasing calls to rebalance the world economy – with China at the centre of the rebalancing act. What will post-crisis policy trends imply for trade and investments – for the world economy – and their role as driver of growth and economic development?
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14:10 Panel I: Crisis-related Protectionism: How much, how bad?
Razeen Sally, ECIPE
Simon Evenett, University of St. Gallen/CEPR (tbc)
Lucian Cernat, DG Trade, Euroepan Commission
16:00 Panel II: The Global Economy after the Crisis: what now?
Guy de Jonquières, ECIPE
Patrick Messerlin, Sciences Po/GEM
Philippe Legrain, Bureau of Economic Policy Advisers, European Commission
- Lucian Cernat is the Chief Economist of DG Trade, European Commission
- Simon Evenett is Professor of International Trade at the University of St. Gallen and Programme Director at the CEPR
- Guy de Jonquières is a Senior Fellow of ECIPE
- Philippe Legrain is Head of the Analysis Team in the Bureau of Economic Policy Advisers (BEPA), the European Commission, and the author of several best-selling books on globalization and the world economy.
- Patrick Messerlin is Professor of Economics at Science Po and Director of Groupe d’Économie Mondiale
- Razeen Sally is a Director of ECIPE and on the faculty of the London School of Economics