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The Global Economy Podcast is a podcast by ECIPE, a think tank dedicated to international economic policy. This podcast will discuss international economic policy and politics, particularly in Europe, and expose the key debates in our time to critical examination. We are unrepentant supporters of globalization and an open world order, and just like our other work, this podcast will channel irreverent and contrarian views.
 
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Covid-19 turned the world upside down. Globalization is no longer seen as a force for good but a source of uncertainty. The second wave of Covid-19 has reignited discussions among political leaders about re-shoring of production in the interests of their population. But is re-shoring the right way to deal with the pandemic, and what are the alterna…
 
Humanity’s embrace of openness is the key to our success. The freedom to explore and exchange – whether it’s goods, ideas or people – has led to stunning achievements in science, technology and culture. As a result, we live at a time of unprecedented wealth and opportunity. So why are we so intent on ruining it? Fredrik Erixon talks to Johan Norber…
 
A new consensus is growing across the European Union – and other parts of the world too: that globalization has gone too far. The argument goes as follows: as an exchange for higher efficiency and lower prices, Europe has sacrificed its ability to take care of itself and protect its own citizens. Therefore, if Europe does not want to live through a…
 
The global economy, says the International Monetary Fund, is projected to shrink by 4.9 percent in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a more negative impact on economic activity in the first half of 2020 than anticipated, and the recovery is projected to be more gradual than previously forecasted. Fredrik Erixon talks to Chang Yong Rhee, Director …
 
On his last days as the Chief Trade Economist of the European Commission, Lucian Cernat talks to Oscar Guinea about the evolution of EU Trade Policy during his tenure. The discussion covers the relevance of SMEs and the benefits they gain from engaging in trade, the importance of evidence-based policy-making, trade in services, and the possibilitie…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to David Henig, the director of the UK Trade Policy Project. They discuss what is the UK trying to accomplish with its trade policy now that it is independent of the EU. The discussion covers the current progress of the EU-UK trade negotiations, FTA talks that have started with the US and Japan and what these s…
 
Global trade policy is in poor health. The relevance and integrity of the WTO have been eroded. Trade wars and commercial frictions have replaced the past spirit of gradually expanding the scope for global trade freedom. Globalization, says some, is dying. Fredrik Erixon talks to Frank Lavin, a former Under Secretary for International Trade in the …
 
The Covid-19 crisis has shed new light on state failures in the West. Good government is a vital source of global competitive advantage – and, lately, countries like Singapore and South Korea have shown how a competently managed state can boost economic performance and handle acute health crises. Fredrik Erixon talks to Adrian Wooldridge, the polit…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Matt Ridley – a journalist, thinker, author and businessman – about his new book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom. In their conversation, Matt and Fredrik talk about how innovation happens and under what conditions that innovation thrives. Is innovation about technology – and does it flow from universi…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Dan Ikenson, the director of the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies. They start their discussion by talking about how free trade is seen in Washington under the presidency of Donald Trump. In this podcast, they cover US strategy vis-a-vis China and what can be done to revive the WTO – and tak…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam of the School of International Service at the American University and author of the book Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States. Their discussion focuses on how large federal single markets, like the EU and the US, are d…
 
Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs) represent two-thirds of total employment in Europe. Over the years, their role in economic growth and business activity has been expanding. In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Veronique Willems, the Secretary-General for SMEunited, about the current situation for SMEs in Europe. How are SMEs getting through …
 
The pandemic has put great challenges to firms and the leadership of organisations. In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Darci Vetter, a senior executive at Edelman and former lead trade negotiator, about a survey of corporate leadership during the Corona crisis. They cover challenges to trade and supply chains, and in particular new stress in …
 
In the outbreak of COVID-19, the EU international freight traffic was close to collapsing with the obstruction of trucks from delivering goods to supermarkets in dire need of replenishing their inventory. In this episode, Matthias Bauer talks to Joanna Jasiewicz, an employment lawyer and representative of the Transport Logistics Poland, about barri…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Anna Stellinger, the Deputy Director General at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise responsible for International and EU Affairs. They discuss trade and border issues European businesses have come across during this pandemic – what has and has not worked in the EU Single Market? What are the necessary actions to be taken…
 
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Johan Norberg, a leading advocate of globalization and author of Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. His latest book, which has only been released in Swedish, is called the Virus and the World and it explores the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic to world order. Has the virus killed g…
 
In recent years, policy-makers in Europe have argued in favour of creating a new corporate tax for digital companies. They claim that digital companies (like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) do not pay a fair share of taxes under the current system. In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Matthias Bauer, Senior Economist at ECIPE, about these p…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Dalibor Rohac, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of In Defense of Globalism, about the crisis in the centre-right in Europe. In a recent Op-ed, Dalibor wrote about his recent experience in the parliamentary elections in Slovakia and how they reflect the shrinking space for “those who want…
 
A recently published report by the Global Trade Alert warns to a sharp rise in barriers to exporting medical supplies needed to counteract the spread of coronavirus. These barriers are putting countless lives at risk. In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Simon Evenett, the author of this report and the Coordinator of the Global Trade Alert, abo…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Dr Claudia Schmucker, the head of the Globalization and the World Economy programme at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), about the WTO, G7, G20 – and Germany’s perception about global economic developments. Germany is more concerned about America under Trump than with China – and the country still sees hope for…
 
At a time where digital trade is the fastest growing component of all trade flows, barriers to digital trade are also rising. Fredrik Erixon talks to Erik van der Marel, Senior Economist at ECIPE and Lecturer at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics, about what exactly are barriers to digital trade. They discuss how these barriers have been risin…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School, about her new book “The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World“. The Brussels Effect was first defined by Professor Bradford as “the unprecedented and deeply underestimated global power that the European Unio…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Ambassador Darci Vetter, Global Lead of Public Affairs and Vice Chair of Agriculture, Food and Trade for Edelman and former Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative. They discuss this year’s Edelman Trust Barometer results. What are the causes for rising levels of distrust ? What are the implications f…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Roderick Abbott, Senior Adviser at ECIPE and former Deputy Director-General of the WTO and EU ambassador to Geneva. They discuss the crisis in the WTO’s appellate body. What has led to this impasse and what are the consequences for WTO members? Is there any solution in sight? Will this year’s Ministerial Conference help brea…
 
This week we bring you the live recording of ECIPE Seminar: After Brexit – What’s next for EU-UK relations? The UK left the EU on 31 January. The transition period running to December 31 means few changes in the trading relationship will be immediately noticeable, but after Boris Johnson ruled out an extension to this period, there are just 11 mont…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Inu Manak, a Visiting Fellow at the Cato Institute, about Special and Differential Treatment (SDT) in the WTO. The current SDT regime has led President Trump to tweet that the WTO is broken and unfair. Does he have a point? What exactly is SDT and how has it evolved? How can it be reformed? Inu recently co-authored with Jame…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Sophia Gaston, the Director of British Foreign Policy Group and a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and the European Policy Center. They talk about the current populist-nationalist challenge in Europe and the West, focusing especially on the British debate ahead of the general election. What type of election …
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Hanna Norberg, the founder of Trade Economista and co-founder of digitaltradepolicy.org. They discuss the potential of Blockchain for international trade. What is Blockchain and how can it be used along the chain of international trade? How can Blockchain technology be incorporated in Trade transactions? How much can this te…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. They discuss China-US trade negotiations post G20 and the repercussions of the trade war to both economies. They also examine the repercussions of China-US trade to European businesses and how the EU can address its concerns over trade and market acc…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Alan Beattie, the European leader writer for the Financial Times, an associate fellow at Chatham House and the author of False Economy. Alan calls in to talk about some trade frictions currently going on around the world. They talk about the recent developments in the US-China stand-off and if the EU-China relation has bette…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Heather Grabbe, the Director of the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels. They discuss the possible damage nationalists and populists could do to the EU if they were to have a strong result in the coming European election. They also talk about Europe’s existential crisis – if the EU is going through one and wha…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Christofer Fjellner, an MEP from Sweden who sits on the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade. They talk about how EU trade policy has evolved throughout the years, what trends are we seeing now – if Europe is becoming more ambitious or more defensive – and what to expect from the future.…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Roland Freudenstein, the Policy Director of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. They discuss this year’s European elections, if it really is a title fight between Liberalism and Nationalism and what topics will matter for voters. They also talk about Europe’s position in an increasingly fractured world and how …
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Dalibor Rohac, a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. During the discussion they try to answer why are we experiencing a reverse in economic globalization and international cooperation, and what are ideas that have fuelled the backlash. Dalibor also shares his expectations for the future political developmen…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Johan Norberg, a writer, a broadcaster and an author of his recent book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. Norberg is also one of the leading advocates of globalization and open world order. The topics of the discussion cover globalization, inequality and the state of the world.…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Frank Lavin, the founder and CEO of Export Now, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade. They discuss U.S. trade strategy in relation to China under President Trump, if current frictions will grow or if de-escalation should be expected. They also talk about U.S.-E…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Elena Bryan, a Senior Fellow at ECIPE and a Managing Director at Pilot Roc Global Strategies a trade and regulatory consultancy in the United States. The discussion covers the topics of the U.S. trade policy, the Trump administration and what can be expected in the U.S. trade talks with China and the EU.…
 
Fredrik Erixon talks to Oscar Guinea, a senior economist at ECIPE. On the back of their new study Standing Up for Competition: Market Concentration, Regulation, and Europe’s Quest for a New Industrial Policy, the discussion covers the failed merger of Alstom and Siemens and how European competition policy has affected productivity and levels of dyn…
 
On our first episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to David Henig, the director of the UK Trade Policy Project. The discussion focuses on the future of EU-U.K. trade relations, whether Britain will be a free trading nation after Brexit and what trade policies will it take in the future. Fredrik and David also assess last weeks’ developments in the U.K. par…
 
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