Beyond "Unprecedented" Episode 06: Pandemic Pressures on Global Trade
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The COVID-19 pandemic slammed borders shut and brought global trade to a near halt. Farmers plowed crops under. International tourism plummeted. Global supply chains ruptured. Even as trade begins to rebound, the realization remains that the economic havoc from the pandemic will worsen political tensions already playing out in trade wars. Are there legal or regulatory solutions to better promote healthy global markets? And how will multinational institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and European Union fare in a time of increasing retrenchment and nationalism?
In the sixth and final episode of “Beyond Unprecedented”: The Post-Pandemic Economy, host Eric Talley welcomes global trade experts Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, and Petros Mavroidis, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, to talk about the fallout when trade wars heat up in a pandemic – and whether the WTO is equipped to deal with the political tensions caused by China’s economic power at a time when trade partners want to protect their critical industries from pandemic-related economic damage.
Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership
Center on Global Governance
Talley, Eric L.; Bradford, Anu; and Mavroidis, Petros C., "Beyond "Unprecedented" Episode 06: Pandemic Pressures on Global Trade" (2020). Beyond "Unprecedented". 7.