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ESRC-Funded Workshop “Trade, Industrial Policy and Development in Tumultuous Times”

ESRC-Funded Workshop “Trade, Industrial Policy and Development in Tumultuous Times”
Hosted by: Kristen Hopewell # Edinburgh
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Date and Time
20th Jun 2018 09:45 - 20th Jun 2018 17:30
Main Library, George Square - 1.09 Teaching Room

***all welcome but please email Dr Hopewell to attend***

09:45-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:30 Session 1: Development & the Multilateral Trading System

  • Chair: Ana Maria Daza Vargas
  • James Scott (King’s College London)
  • The recurrent tensions between industrialisation policy and the multilateral trade system: From Havana to Buenos Aires
  • JP Singh (University of Edinburgh)
  • A Surprise Ending: Import Substitution and Export Diversification from the Developing World
  • Matias Margulis (University of Stirling)
  • Shadow Negotiators: How the UN Shaped the Rules of the WTO

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:00 Session 2: Trump & Rising Trade Protectionism

  • Chair: JP Singh
  • Marianne Schneider-Petsinger (Chatham House)
  • US trade policy in the age of Trump: A pivotal moment for the world?
  • Jappe Eckhardt (University of York)
  • Strategic (Political) Responses of EU Trade Dependent Firms to Rising Trade Protectionism

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 3: The UK & EU

  • Chair: Kristen Hopewell
  • Matthew Bishop (University of Sheffield)
  • Of Brexit and Bullshit: Is it time to stop talking about "trade"?
  • Chris White (King’s College London)
  • Making the Strategy Work – Some ideas for the Industrial Strategy Council
  • Jens Mortensen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Recalibrating Trade Power Europe in a multipolar trading disorder: Should
  • Europe go tough on sustainability and social rights in the new EU trade
  • agreements?

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Session 4: Rising China

  • Chair: Matias Margulis
  • Nana de Graaff (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • China Goes Global! The transnationalizing networks of Chinese investments,
  • firms and business elites
  • Omar Serrano (Technical University of Munich)
  • The New Architects: Emerging Countries and Innovation in Multilateral
  • Development Lending
  • Kristen Hopewell (University of Edinburgh)
  • The New Politics of Agriculture Subsidies at the WTO: How Developing
  • Countries Became Collateral Damage in a US-China Battle
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