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Date and Location

April 29, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET


The Geopolitics of Economic Self Reliance Photo

​COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine conflict have exposed the vulnerabilities of deep economic integration. Shortening supply chains, reshoring some productions and pushing for self-reliance in key industries have become a priority for governments around the world. These inward-looking tendencies are accelerating China’s process of economic self-reliance that was already underway before the pandemic broke out. The panel will assess the long and short term implications of the phenomenon, discussing its geopolitical and macroeconomic implications.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Speakers and Presenters

Lawrence H. Summers, M-RCBG Director and Charles W. Eliot University Professor

Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, HKS

Meg Rithmire, F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBS

Moderated by M-RCBG senior fellow Edoardo Campanella