COVID-19: keeping trade routes open

Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Online public event


Dr Swati Dhingra

Professor Simon Evenett

Pascal Lamy


Professor Erik Berlglof

In this webinar panel Swati Dhingra, Simon Evenett and Pascal Lamy will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on global trade.

Just when an open trading system is needed more than ever to help nations cope with COVID-linked supply-disruptions, the system’s functioning is threatened by short-sighted thinking. In both advanced and emerging economies, trade and investment restrictions are springing up around the globe on medical equipment, food, and essential inputs – more on the export than import side, it seems. Much of the policy has been set without a clear understanding of how manufacturing and agriculture production is actually organised in the 21st century.

Swati Dhingra, Associate Professor of Economics, LSE and Research Fellow, CEPR.

Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director, University of St. Gallen.

Pascal Lamy, Chair, Paris Peace Forum; former Director-General, WTO, and Distinguished Fellow, CEPR.

Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response.

COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.

Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre.

This event in the series has been organised by the Institute of Global Affairs, the School of Public Policy and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

The next event in this series will take place at 4pm on 7 May on Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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