Thursday 27 Feb 2020 | 23:10 | SYDNEY

Distinguished Speaker series: The future of trade policy in an uncertain world - Dr Craig Emerson presentation

On Friday 10 December, the Lowy Institute brought together the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Trade, and an expert panel including Alex Thursby, the Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Europe & America, ANZ Banking Group and Anwarul Hoda, the Chair Professor of ICRIER’s Trade Policy and

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: The Commercial Policy and Trade Strategies of the World’s Leading Economic Powers - Professor Simon Evenett

On Tuesday, 29 June 2010, the Wednesday Lowy Lunch Club provided an opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on the international trading system, Professor Simon Evenett. Professor Evenett discussed the commercial policy and trade strategies of the United States, Europe, and

Keynote address: Doing business with the United States in a post GFC world - The Honourable Anthony Byrne MP

Despite the economic downturn following the global financial crisis, the United States remains Australia’s most significant commercial partner, taking into account the value and diversity of our two-way investment and trade flows. On Tuesday 18 May at a panel discussion on the prospects and trends

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: 2010 The year ahead - Research staff presentations

On 3 February, at the first Wednesday Lunch at Lowy for 2010, three Lowy Institute scholars discussed where the world and our region are headed after a tumultuous year in 2009. Will things be calmer or more uncertain?Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy, assessed the post-GFC

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: How will global trade fare post GFC? - Professor Robert Lawrence presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 10 June, Professor Robert Lawrence of Harvard University spoke on the global financial crisis and international trade.At precisely the time when coordinated global action is required to meet the GFC, there are worrying signs in the US and other leading economies of

After Doha: the search for Plan B

The Doha round of world trade talks has collapsed. After the negotiations were suspended back in July 2006, Mark Thirlwell wrote that – regardless of the ultimate outcome of the Round – the era of giant, set-piece trade negotiations like Doha and its predecessor, the Uruguay Round, was over. The

Between intensive care and the crematorium

In October 2006, Mark Thirlwell presented a paper at a dialogue on 'WTO at crossroads? Experiences and expectations around the Doha Agenda'. The dialogue was held in Singapore and conducted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Office and the WTO Secretariat. The meeting brought together some 40

After Doha: II. Is globalisation history?

Reflecting on the repeated failure of the Doha Round of international trade negotiations, this paper takes a look back at the stresses and strains that afflicted an earlier globalisation episode to look for lessons about the current difficulties facing economic liberalisation

Sorting out the spaghetti

In a lunchtime meeting held at the Lowy Institute on 30 March, Professor David Vines from Oxford University discussed the damage inflicted on the international trading system by the spread of discriminatory trade agreements and outlined some policies designed to ameliorate the problem. A copy of

The new terms of trade

In this 2005 Lowy Institute Paper, Mark Thirlwell surveys the changing international trade landscape. The inability of policymakers to deliver the Doha Round has become a powerful symbol of the growing strains on the multilateral trading system

The changing geography of international trade

In this presentation - originally delivered as a lecture at the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government (APSEG) at the Australian National University - Mark Thirlwell looks at the economic rise of China and India and some of the associated consequences for the international trading

Golden straitjackets can chafe

Trade agreements, such as the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, are usually evaluated in terms of their success in reducing tariffs and other barriers to market access. These negotiations, however, present a more important opportunity - to improve the rules which govern international economic

The good, the bad and the ugly: assessing criticism of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

Criticism of the Australia-US FTA has come from a wide range of sources, running the gamut from free-trade economists through to protectionist-minded economic nationalists. While the breadth of views has made the discussion interesting, it has also made it confusing. Mark Thirlwell seeks to bring

The international economy in 2003…

This Issues Brief suggests that a key theme over the past year has been the management of external imbalances in a world economy that is not only increasingly integrated but which is simultaneously undergoing a sustained geographic shift in the distribution of economic weight towards Asia