AD Talks 2020: Covid-19 and International Trade
Covid-19 triggered the worst and most synchronized global recession in recorded history, albeit - on current evidence - a short-lived one. The global recession was reflected in a precipitous fall in world trade, which is now recovering. The backlash against trade and globalization long preceded the pandemic, but as a result of the economic hardship it causes, public opinion in many countries has soured even more against imports and outsourcing. Most evident is the drive towards reduced reliance on the importation of medicines and medical equipment, products which mainly originate in a small number of countries, led by China.
- How will trade policies evolve in the post-pandemic world?
- How should policy-makers balance the gains from trade and foreign investment with concerns about medical security and jobs?
Moderator : Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Anabel Gonzalez, Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
- Laoye Jaiyeola, CEO, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
- Andrea Richter-Garry, Vice President for International Engagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (Emerging Leader)
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