Revitalizing multilateral trade cooperation: Why? Why now? And how?
In their new ebook on “Revitalizing Multilateralism: Pragmatic Ideas for the New WTO Director-General”, Simon J. Evenett and Richard Baldwin put together a collection of essays by over 20 World Trade Organization (WTO) experts to discuss how to enhance the crisis management capabilities of the WTO, how to reassess the WTO’s place in the world trading system and how to revamp WTO rules in light of the pandemic. What are the book’s key messages?
Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:
Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
• Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute (Geneva), ex-President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Founder of VoxEU.org
• Patrick Low, Fellow at the Asia Global Institute and former Chief Economist at the WTO
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.