The unprecedented economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19 is already having dramatic effects on world trade and appears very likely to trigger lasting changes to the world trading system, regardless of how the next phase of ‘opening up’ from lock downs progresses.
Against this background the Global Economy and Finance Programme at Chatham House and University of Sussex are co-hosting a series of three virtual expert round tables under the UK Trade Policy Observatory to be held in May which will explore how world trade and the world trading system are likely to be changed by the crisis in both the short - and longer - term.
These events are also being supported by Chatham House’s Global Trade Policy Forum.
L. Alan Winters, Professor of Economics and Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex
Maximiliano Mendez-Parra, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Amrita Bahri, Assistant Professor of Law, ITAM; Co-Chair for Mexico, WTO Chair Program; International Trade Centre
Chair: Bernard Hoekman, Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Florence