Past Event

Can global trade cooperation be revived in 2021?

Anabel González (PIIE), Cecilia Malmstrom (University of Gothenburg School of Economics; Former European Commissioner for Trade) and Adam S. Posen (PIIE)

Details

April 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Event Summary

Global trade flows fell 5.3 percent in 2020, despite bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels by November. A full recovery is expected in 2021, but it will be subdued and subject to uncertainty and downside risks. With new trade leadership in the United States and at the World Trade Organization, and a new European Union trade policy, can increased trade cooperation be expected? What needs to happen?

Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:

HOST

Anabel González
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

GUESTS

  • Cecilia Malmström, Assar Gabrielsson Professor, University of Gothenburg School of Economics; Former European Commissioner for Trade
  • Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Trade Winds is a biweekly virtual event series hosted by Anabel González that explores the future of global commerce in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery.