Can the Open World Economy Be Saved?

Can the Open World Economy Be Saved?



Free trade and international investment have been engines of global growth and prosperity since the end of World War II. How long they will continue to be, however, is an open question. Senior international trade, economy, and finance officials from nations with major markets will discuss whether the world is at the brink of trade war or if ever-freer trade is a paradigm that can—and should—continue.

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Kevin Klowden
Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Ailish Campbell
Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation, Global Affairs Canada

Steven Ciobo
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia

Ron Kirk
Senior of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Former United States Trade Representative

Henrique Meirelles
Minister of Finance, Brazil

Published July 3, 2018