CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Thursday January 14, 2021
3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
“How to revitalize the multilateral trading system?” CEPII & CEPR webinar

For years, stresses have been accumulating over the multilateral trading system. Yet, multilateral cooperation has proved once again its value during the sanitary crisis, and will more needed than ever to face the transformations of a closely interconnected world economy. Close to one year into the economic crisis ensuing the Covid-19 pandemics, and as a new US administration is about to take office, revitalizing the multilateral trading system requires consolidating WTO’s capacity to help handling international crisis, but also modernizing its rules. This webinar will take advantage of the recent publication of CEPR ebook "Revitalizing Multilateralism" edited by Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett, to discuss options and priorities. 
Moderator: Sébastien Jean (Director, CEPII)

3.00 - 4.00 pm

Session 1: WTO & crisis management

  Presentations by Anabel Gonzalez (Nonresident Senior Fellow, PIIE) and Bernard Hoekman (Professor, EUI).
  Discussion by Jean-Marie Paugam (Representative of France at the WTO).

4.00 - 5.00 pm

Session 2: The interface problem, or how to update trade rules?

  Presentations by Simon Evenett (Professor, University of St Gallen) and Henry Gao (Professor, Singapore Management University)
  Discussion by Ignacio Garcia-Bercero (European Commission, DG Trade, Acting Director, “Multilateral Affairs, Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation”)
Contact: conferencesatcepii.fr