Kurgan van Hentenrijk chair in Business History 2018 Conference
Sustainable globalisation: Lessons from history and future challenges and opportunities?
Keynote 1: Richard Baldwin: focus on multiple waves of globalization before discussing the future
Keynote 2: Andre Sapir: focus on the history of institutions, trade wars, etc in light of new developments on the redefinition of the WTO terms, China and India integration and the trade war initiated by Trump
Panel 1: “Which institutional setting to promote sustainable globalisation?”
Are the frameworks of the current institutions still appropriate? If they need to evolve, how should they evolve? What have been the benefits and shortfalls of the European project in terms of economies of scale and trade facilitation? What are the potential scenarios going forward?
Lead panelist: Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom
Moderator: Andre Sapir
Panel 2: “The rise of artificial intelligence: how history teaches us how technology affects economies”.
What does history tell us about the impact of globalization on key indicators: GDP, wealth, inequality How does the impact evolve subject to the phase of globalization (from the current digitization phase to the next AI-driven phase). How does the impact differ between developing and developed countries (contrast), as most of the convergence seems to favor China and India at present
Lead panelist: Wendy Hall (U. of Southampton).
Moderator: Jacques Bughin (McKinbsey).