The rise of international trade has transformed the global economy and coincided with a dramatic reduction in global poverty. While overall trade is seen positively in many parts of the world, protectionism and economic nationalism are on the rise. A new World Bank report addresses the reality of trade: The benefits are shared by many, while the adjustment costs tend to be concentrated.
Trade is more important than ever due to its role in production and provision of food, medicines, and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic and in supporting economic recovery. It is vital to better understand and more clearly communicate how trade impacts welfare across all segments of the population, as well as how policy can help reduce disparities.
Join us for the launch of World Bank's report “The Distributional Impacts of Trade: Empirical Innovations, Analytical Tools and Policy Responses”, which provides knowledge, data, tools, and a policy framework with the aim to spread the gains from trade and make it more inclusive. This key discussion will stress the gains from trade in supporting poverty reduction, identify solutions for more inclusive trade, and support policymakers in the design of better policies and programs to address the distributional impacts of trade.
- Caroline Freund, Global Director for Trade, Investment, and Competitiveness, World Bank
- Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Global Director, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank
- Mari E. Pangestu, Managing Director, World Bank
- Alan Winters, Professor of Economics, University of Sussex
- Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez, Finance Minister, Mexico
- Maryla Maliszewska, Senior Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, World Bank Group
- Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity, World Bank
Join us for the live conversation on May 19th
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