In the first of a three-part public program series on the global economy, leading globalization and trade expert Jagdish Bhagwati discusses the global economic crisis and its implications for international trade. Bhagwati reflects on the crucial relationship between trade policy and the global economy, and offers suggestions on how the new U.S. administration can best manage the deepening crisis.
Jagdish Bhagwati is university professor of economics and law at Columbia University and senior fellow in international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. The author of the widely acclaimed book In Defense of Globalization, he has served as economic policy adviser to the director general of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, special globalization adviser to the United Nations, external adviser to the World Trade Organization, a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and advisor to India's finance minister, among other positions. He has received the Freedom Prize (Switzerland), the Bernhard Harms Prize (Germany), and the Thomas Schelling Award from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His latest book is Termites in the Trading System.
This program is cosponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Recorded Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at InterContinental Hotel.