Episode 21: Protectionism before, during, and after the Coronavirus Pandemic with Simon Evenett

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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, about the positive role open trade could have in fighting this pandemic and on the economic fallout in the future. They also discuss trends in protectionism in the past few years and its economic impacts on the world to date.

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