Globalisation after the Crash

30 June 2009, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London SW1

An exploration of the threats to globalisation in the wake of the financial crash

The Institute of Economic Affairs invites you to attend an evening panel discussion

"Globalisation after the Crash"

Panelists:

Professor Willem H Buiter CBE FBA, Chair in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE

Professor Anthony J Evans, Assistant Professor of Economics, European School of Management

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1990-93)

Dr Razeen Sally, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, LSE

Chairman:

John Blundell, Director General & Ralph Harris Fellow, IEA

Tuesday 30th June 2009

6.30pm-8.00pm, followed by a drinks reception

The Arthur Seldon Room

2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

In the wake of the financial market crash, globalisation is under threat. A number of heads of state have started making protectionist noises. A slow-down in economic activity is likely to reduce trade.

Furthermore, as some perceive international capital flows as one of the causes of problems in financial markets, there is pressure for greater regulation of capital flows and of the financial sector.

Should the events in financial markets lead us to put the brakes on globalisation? How should economists make the case for free international markets in the current climate?

What would be the implications of greater protectionism and reduced international capital and labour flows?

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