Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Symposium on Global Governance, the Global Economy is April 3

Symposium on Global Governance, the Global Economy is April 3

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On April 3, UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs brings together a distinguished group of scholars and experts for the symposium Integration or Disintegration? The Future of Global Governance and the Global Economy. Dani Rodrik, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will give the keynote address at 4:45 pm.

Rodrik’s research covers globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. He is president-elect of the International Economic Association, and his most recent book, Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy, was published in 2017. Charles Engel of UW–Madison’s Department of Economics will introduce Rodrik.

The symposium begins at 1 pm with a panel discussion on The Backlash Against Trade and Globalization. In this panel, three prominent economists will discuss these issues and help us to understand the causes and consequences of the backlash against globalization.

La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn will moderate the discussion by Mary Lovely of Syracuse University and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Philip Levy of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Northwestern University and Ian Coxhead, Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

At 3 pm, La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch will moderate a discussion on The Backlash Against International Cooperation and Institutions. In this session, three prominent political scientists will discuss these issues and help attendees understand the domestic and international challenges to international cooperation, now and in the years ahead.

The panelists are Lisa Martin of UW–Madison, Krzysztof Pelc of McGill University, and Stephanie Rickard of the London School of Economics.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies and the Jean Monnel Grants program at UW–Madison with additional support from the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Agriculture & Applied Economics.

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