The Role of Trade for Development
As the future of the Doha Round becomes ever more uncertain, protectionist sentiment is building up in the USA, Europe and developing countries.
While this will be certainly damaging to the developed economies of the USA and Europe, the greatest losers from hostility to free trade will be developing countries. The rise of China is a vivid illustration of the power of free trade to increase prosperity and improve the lives of the poor.
What is the future of the multilateral trading system, and how can all countries be encouraged to open themselves up to trade?
Please join International Policy Network and the Institut Constant de Rebecque for a lunchtime discussion on these important questions with the head of Europe’s leading trade think tank.
About the speaker
Fredrik Erixon is a Director of ECIPE in Brussels, which he co-founded in 2006. Prior to founding ECIPE, Erixon was the Chief Economist of Timbro, the leading Swedish think tank. He has been a consultant to international organisations, companies, governments and ministries.
Fredrik is the author of several books and papers on international economics and international political economy. He was educated at Uppsala University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.