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The Backlash Against Globalization and the Future of Western Economic Policy

22 May 2017 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times



Martin Wolf will discuss the backlash against globalization and the future of economic policy in the US and Europe.

Rising inequality, stagnating economic growth and increasing support for protectionist measures in the US and Europe are calling the fundamental benefits associated with globalization into question. Are we witnessing the end of Western-led globalization? If so, what might follow in its wake and what implications will this have for the US and Europe? What are the opportunities afforded by globalization and what trade-offs are Western societies willing to make to preserve them? And will Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump affect how the US and Europe approach economic policy?

This event is part of the US and Americas Programme ongoing series on Transatlantic Perspectives on Common Economic Challenges. This series examines some of the principal global challenges that we face today and potentially differing perspectives from across Europe and the US.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.