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Date and Location

February 21, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Wexner 434a


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​​​This Study Group will be an extension of a discussion held in September about Lessons from International Economic Policy Cooperation with an emphasis on the past 50 years. Today, the post-World War II structure of economic policy cooperation faces multiple threats arising from the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, tensions in the Middle East, and the emergence of a new breed of autocrats in many countries. In addition, climate change, economic inequality, rising debt levels, the spread of disease, and political instability motivate massive migration movements around the world. Will this mixture poison economic policy cooperation?  

We will discuss this question in three parts:

  1. Why do nations cooperate on economic policy issues?
  2. To what extent are incentives to cooperate on economic policy issues weaker than they were 50 years ago, at points in between, or three years ago when the COVID pandemic broke?
  3. What is our conclusion on the basic question?​

This study group / discussion is open to all. Registration is not necessary.
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Speakers and Presenters

​Edwin (Ted) Truman, M-RCBG Senior Fellow