19th HW Arndt Lecture: Is globalisation in retreat? by Professor Douglas Irwin

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Event details

HW Arndt lecture series

Date & time

Tuesday 27 February 2024
5.30pm–7.15pm

Venue

Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Professor Douglas Irwin

Contacts

Yixiao Zhou

The HW Arndt Lecture honours Professor Heinz Arndt’s long and distinguished career in development economics and Asia-Pacific regional studies, as well as his contributions to the University.

In this talk, Professor Douglas Irwin from Dartmouth College will discuss how the world is in a new phase of globalisation with the demise of policy liberalisation and the rise of economic nationalism, industrial policy, and geopolitical tensions. He will ask “What can we learn from past waves of globalisation to help guide us in this new era?” He will also discuss the current period of ‘slowbalisation’ and potential economic fragmentation.

Abstract:

Is globalisation in retreat? The world is in a new phase of globalisation with the demise of policy liberalisation and the rise of economic nationalism, industrial policy, and geopolitical tensions. What can we learn from past waves of globalisation to help guide us in this new era? This lecture will review the four previous globalisation epochs, from the mid-nineteenth century Pax Brittanica to the ‘hyperglobalisation’ of the 1990s, as a prelude to discussing the current period of ‘slowbalisation’ and potential economic fragmentation.

Bio:

Douglas Irwin is John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2017), which The Economist and Foreign Affairs selected as one of their Best Books of the Year. He is president-elect of the Economic History Association (2022-23).

More information: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/dirwin/

Please arrive and be seated by 5:15 pm.

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Registration

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Lecture

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Light refreshments and networking

A recording of the lecture will be posted after the event.

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