Green, resilient and inclusive development: Role of international trade

10/28/2021 10:00 am 10/28/2021 11:30 am Australia/Melbourne Green, resilient and inclusive development: Role of international trade

International experience since the pandemic’s eruption has highlighted the critical importance of international trade in ensuring access to medical products and protecting food security, plus to meet the broader challenges of climate change and sustainable development. But it also exposed important weaknesses in the current system’s ability to provide equitable access to essential needs and address global environmental degradation.  A green, resilient and inclusive development path is urgently required for a robust, equitable, and sustainable post-COVID 19 recovery. Can a liberal trading system, essential for achieving equity and sustainability, survive in a world of sharply intensifying geo-political tensions that are spilling over into trade relationships, reviving protectionism, and threatening to erupt into 1930s style 'trade wars'?

Keynote speaker

Professor Mari Pangestu, The World Bank

Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships at the World Bank, is a distinguished development economist and international trade specialist. She is Indonesia’s former Minister of Trade and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. She served as co-chair of the expert group for the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, on the WHO health initiative panel, and was a member of the WHO’s Equal Access Initiative. Prof Pangestu was also commissioner for the Low Carbon Development Initiative of Indonesia, and is a Senior Fellow at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia. She is a graduate of the Australian National University and University of California, Davis.

Panelists

Professor Kym Anderson AC, University of Adelaide and Australian National University

An authority on agricultural trade, development and environment, Kym Anderson is the George Gollin Professor Emeritus at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide. His recent research has focused on the Doha Development Agenda of the World Trade Organization, global distortions to agricultural incentives, the economics of wine and global agricultural biotechnology policies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, a Distinguished Fellow and former President of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). Professor Anderson was educated at the Universities of New England, Adelaide, Chicago and Stanford.

Professor Ian Coxhead, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Ian Coxhead is a distinguished scholar of trade, development and environmental issues, with a focus on the emerging and transitional economies of Asia. He is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. Prof Coxhead is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics, and a co-author of The Open Economy and the Environment: Development, Trade and Resources in Asia. He served as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. Professor Coxhead was educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University.

Host and moderator

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya, CDES, Monash Business School

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Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES).

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Event Details

Date:
28 October 2021 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Venue:
Online

Description

International experience since the pandemic’s eruption has highlighted the critical importance of international trade in ensuring access to medical products and protecting food security, plus to meet the broader challenges of climate change and sustainable development. But it also exposed important weaknesses in the current system’s ability to provide equitable access to essential needs and address global environmental degradation.  A green, resilient and inclusive development path is urgently required for a robust, equitable, and sustainable post-COVID 19 recovery. Can a liberal trading system, essential for achieving equity and sustainability, survive in a world of sharply intensifying geo-political tensions that are spilling over into trade relationships, reviving protectionism, and threatening to erupt into 1930s style 'trade wars'?

Keynote speaker

Professor Mari Pangestu, The World Bank

Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships at the World Bank, is a distinguished development economist and international trade specialist. She is Indonesia’s former Minister of Trade and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. She served as co-chair of the expert group for the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, on the WHO health initiative panel, and was a member of the WHO’s Equal Access Initiative. Prof Pangestu was also commissioner for the Low Carbon Development Initiative of Indonesia, and is a Senior Fellow at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia. She is a graduate of the Australian National University and University of California, Davis.

Panelists

Professor Kym Anderson AC, University of Adelaide and Australian National University

An authority on agricultural trade, development and environment, Kym Anderson is the George Gollin Professor Emeritus at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide. His recent research has focused on the Doha Development Agenda of the World Trade Organization, global distortions to agricultural incentives, the economics of wine and global agricultural biotechnology policies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, a Distinguished Fellow and former President of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). Professor Anderson was educated at the Universities of New England, Adelaide, Chicago and Stanford.

Professor Ian Coxhead, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Ian Coxhead is a distinguished scholar of trade, development and environmental issues, with a focus on the emerging and transitional economies of Asia. He is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. Prof Coxhead is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics, and a co-author of The Open Economy and the Environment: Development, Trade and Resources in Asia. He served as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. Professor Coxhead was educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University.

Host and moderator

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya, CDES, Monash Business School

Organised by

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES).

Register now

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