Free trade under Brexit Many economists have claimed that Brexit would damage the UK economy. Patrick Minford considers the assumptions made and Brexit benefits to the UK have been widely underestimated The EUs carbon border mechanism and the WTO André Sapir argues that to avoid any backlash, the European Union should work with other World Trade Organization members to define basic principles of carbon border adjustment mechanisms Europe’s climate moment of truth Simone Tagliapietra writes that with Fit for 55 Europe is the global first mover in turning a long-term net-zero goal into real-world policies, marking the entry of climate policy into the daily life of all businesses A connectivity game changer Multi-modal connectivity is poised to be a game changer. Arnab Ganguly and Jithin Sabu on how the BBIN is connecting to thrive Pricing of carbon within and at the border of Europe The EU has announced carbon neutrality by 2050 as the key target of the Green Deal. Schmidt et al. argue that the EU should consider a border carbon adjustment mechanism to incentivise other countries to join China and the WTO: two systems meet Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir focus on the build-up to China joining the WTO, and argue that expectations for China’s behaviour were misguided from the start China and the WTO: an uneasy relationship Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir examine the Chinese economic and trading structure, that has continued despite expectations it would liberalise and open up China and the WTO: how can they work together better? The WTO is limited in its ability to shape China's trade policy. Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir consider how the China-WTO relationship can be reformed and improved Much ado about nothing? Fraser Cameron considers the political and economic context of the EU-China investment deal Bracing for the second wave The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe economic impact on Africa. Cyril Prinsloo and Yulea Roopai consider policy interventions that could play a decisive role in the recovery The geopolitics of the European Green Deal Mark Leonard, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Jeremy Shapiro, Simone Tagliapietra and Guntram Wolff consider the geopolitical consequences of the European Green Deal Let the torch of multilateralism light up humanity’s way forward Xi Jinping calls for both greater global efforts in the fight against an unprecedented public health crisis and a renewed commitment to multilateral cooperation How to respond to the COVID pandemic The G20’s new year’s resolution should be to finally address COVID-19. John Denton says coordinated action is needed Revitalising multilateralism Simon Evenett and Richard Baldwin introduce a new eBook that presents analyses and ideas on how trade multilateralism can be revived What should Europe expect? America’s trading partners face the question of what the change in leadership, if it occurs, would bring. Uri Dadush and Guntram Wolff consider American trade policy after the election Using technology for trade COVID-19 has had a drastic effect on global trade. Graham Bright discusses how technology can boost the recovery Is BRICS past its sell-by date? Despite increasing political differences between members, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos sees a continuing role of the BRICS as the global economy rebalances Global value chain transformation to 2030 GVCs have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. James Zhan, Richard Bolwijn, Bruno Casella and Amelia U Santos-Paulino consider the overall direction and policy implications of the restructuring of GVCs The impact of GDPR on data flows and national security The CJEU has ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield is invalid. Joshua Meltzer considers the impact and suggests ways forward Can the global recovery be sustained even as the pandemic rages? The global economy is showing signs of recovery from COVID-19 crisis, though the pandemic is accelerating in some countries. Uri Dadush believes trade is part of the solution, not part of the problem Reading tea leaves China’s ‘Two Sessions’ gathering announced a large stimulus without a growth target. Alicia García Herrero believes this indicates that China’s recovery is far from complete Rebooting Europe European governments have adopted stringent measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Julia Anderson, Simone Tagliapietra, and Guntram Wolff present a framework for a post COVID-19 economic recovery A trade bargain to secure supplies of medical goods The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global trading system. Simon Evenett and L Alan Winters propose a method for countries to secure medical supplies COVID concussion Richard Baldwin and Rebecca Freeman consider supply chain contagion waves, and look ahead to manufacturing ‘contagion and reinfection’ from the COVID concussion Brace for impact The global economy has been slowing down for some time. Abhijit Mukhopadhyay considers the gigantic global economic damage the coronavirus pandemic could cause Is the golden age of globalisation over? Alessio Terzi fears that faltering trade growth could be to the detriment of the world’s poorest Strategic choices for South Africa’s leadership in 2020 South Africa is a significant actor in Africa. Fred Phaswana says there is an opportunity for South Africa to put into practice its desire to reclaim its prestige and credibility on the continent US sanctions, the Iranian people and the coronavirus US sanctions are affecting Iran greatly. Leigh Hansson examines how sanctions are delaying the response to the coronavirus pandemic Coronavirus and macroeconomic policy The consensus is that the coronavirus outbreak will cause a shock to the world economy. Luca Fornaro and Martin Wolf develop a model to show that the spread of the virus might cause a demand-driven slump A threat to economic and national security Inadequate data protection affects national security in many ways. Susan Ariel Aaronson examines the responses by the US and the EU A giants' advance Nirupama Soundararajan asks if the $5 trillion economy target is meaningful, and argues that India's growth should be in alignment with the SDG goals
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