One aim of Brexit is for Britain to ‘to take control’ of its own trade policy, which will, among other things, entail designing new relationships with developing countries. The UK has played an important role in promoting global development, not least through its strong advocacy of international trade as a major contributory factor, so the shape of the new policies could be highly significant. This lecture will discuss some of the options available to Britain, ranging from a new Generalised System of Preferences, through trade agreements with developing countries and agricultural policy to areas like trade facilitation. It will also ask how Brexit might affect European Union policies and how developing countries should react to the new circumstances.
L Alan Winters is Professor of Economics and Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory in the University of Sussex. He is a Research Fellow and former Programme Director for International Trade at the CEPR, London and a Fellow of IZA, Bonn. He has been the Chief Economist at the British government’s Department for International Development and Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He has advised, inter alia, the OECD, the WTO, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Commission, the European Parliament and UNCTAD. He was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 2012.
5.30pm Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017End date:
7pm Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017Venue:
Allan Barton Forum, Level 2 Bldg 26c Kingsley St, Australian National University - TBAPresenter(s):
Prof. L. Alan WintersRSVP link: