2 October 2020
The UKTPO held its third annual conference on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 September. The conference, under the theme ‘World Trade Policy: Back to the Future?’, addressed two of the most important issues in trade policy today.
Three presentations explored aspects of the as yet unknown UK trading regime after the end of the transition period, including the impact of uncertainty, the effect of tariff reversals, and the political economy of protection, respectively. Secondly, trade in the 21st century is ever more intertwined with other areas of public policy and, this year, two sessions explored the links between trade and the environment. Lastly, the conference concluded with a Roundtable discussion on trade and economic cohesion in the UK after Brexit.
At the close of the conference, Professor L. Alan Winters announced that he was stepping down as director of the UKTPO. Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Sussex, led a tribute to Prof Winters and the work of the UKTPO.
Watch the recordings of the sessions below:
Presenter: Facundo Albornoz Crespo, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Ingo Borchert, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Chair: Michael Gasiorek, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Presenter: Emily Lydgate, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Discussant: Stephanie Switzer, Strathclyde Law School
Chair: Femi Amao, University of Sussex
Panellists: Jodie Keane, Overseas Development Institute; Rohinton P. Medhora, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Chair: Creon Butler, Chatham House
Presenter: Michael Gasiorek, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Discussant: Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute
Chair: Ingo Borchert, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Presenter: Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University
Discussant: Mattia Di Ubaldo, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Chair: Alasdair Smith, University of Sussex and UKTPO
Dr Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Anand Menon, King’s College London
Professor Graeme Roy, University of Strathclyde and Fraser of Allander Institute
Dr Thomas Sampson, London School of Economics
Chair: Professor L. Alan Winters, CB, Director, UKTPO, University of Sussex
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