The Global Economy and Trade: How Do Nationalism and Globalism Play A Role
When NAFTA was signed, there were 12 free trade agreements around the world—today there are over 600. We’ll look at the politics of trade in the Clinton, Bush and Obama eras, and examine the trend lines and big events? Did we miss any mile markers along the way? How do America’s trade politics differ from the rest of the world? What does America still make? What are the compositions of our exports? What is the role and impact of trade on the global economy—how much does trade impact the rise of income? Decreased poverty? And economic development around the globe?
Confirmed Guest: Larry Summers, President Emeritus, Harvard University
Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades he has served in a series of senior policy positions including as Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, Director of the NEC under President Obama and as Chief Economist for the World Bank.
IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow Fred P. Hochberg