News: Asia Pacific

The Perfect Storm: Interventionism, Inequality, Decoupling and Zombies

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By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Associate Professor, Fundação Dom Cabral and former Director, Economic Policy and Debt, The World Bank.
Covid-19 already ranks among the most impactful pandemics of the last 100 years. Most governments have put their economies in a temporary “coma” with a view to mitigate the spread of the virus (SARS-CoV2). This inevitably increases the economic pain associated with the pandemic in the short run and generates pressures for a quick return to normality. Lessons from the past, however, suggest that the health crisis can go on for much longer than most politicians anticipate.

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Asia-EU Trade Workshop and Roundtable

Florence Workshop Roundtable Discussion.1

On 31 May and 1 June 2019, both Prof Richard Pomfret Jean Monnet Chair in the Economics of European Integration and Prof Peter Draper Executive Director for Institute for International Trade participated in a Workshop and Round Table discussion on Asia-EU Trade at the European University Institute in FlorenceItaly.  

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The G20 and the challenges confronting the global trading system

Global Trade Reform Roundtable

The Japanese desire not to antagonize the Trump Administration means there is little prospect of concerted G20 action this year. IIT partnered with RIETI (based in Tokyo), and ANU’s Research School for Asia and the Pacific to host a Think 20 Trade taskforce dialogue on the G20’s trade agenda. 

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Official Opening of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Trade & Global Affairs and Book Launch

The Institute for International Trade invites you to join special guest Senator The Honourable Simon Birmingham,  Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate for the official opening of the newly established Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Trade and Global Affairs.

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