Brexit and Trade Choices in Europe and Beyond

Brexit and Trade Choices in Europe and Beyond

Hosted by NIESR, 2 Dean Trench Street, London SW1P 3HE
7 February 2018, 09h00 - 16h15

PROGRAMME (pdf)

A report on the discussions that took place at this event is available here.

09.00

OPENING
Welcome: Jagjit Chadha (Director, NIESR) (slides)

9.15 - 10.30  

SESSION 1: A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR THE NATIONAL BENEFIT
Chair: Jim O’Neill (former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury)

Presenters:  

Paul Gretton (Australian National University) and David Vines (Oxford University and CEPR) “Towards a Framework for Trade and Investment Policy in Post Brexit Britain” (slides) (paper)

Monique Ebell (NIESR) “Could New Trade Deals Soften the Blow of Hard Brexit?”

Discussants: 

Ivan Rogers (Former Permanent Representative of the UK to the EU)

10.30 - 10.45

COFFEE

10.45 - 12.30

SESSION 2: THE CHANGING FACE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, AND THE HUB AND SPOKES APPROACHES TO LIBERALISATION
Chair: Creon Butler (UK Cabinet Office)

Presenters:  

Joe Francois (World Trade Institute and CEPR), to be presented by Ian Wooton (University of Strathclyde and CEPR) (slides)

Alan Winters (Sussex University and CEPR) (slides)

Rebecca Riley (NIESR) “Effects on the UK manufacturing of China and of Eastern Europe” (slides)

Discussants: 

Jim Rollo (Sussex University and CEPR)

Alan Swinbank (University of Reading) 

12.30 -13.30

LUNCH

13.30-14.30

SESSION 3: OPEN REGIONALISM, STRATEGIC COMPETITION IN ASIA FOR GROWTH
Chair: David Gruen (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government)

Panellists:

Shiro Armstrong (Australian National University) (slides)

He Fan (Peking University)

Sam Reinhardt (Australian Treasury)

14.30-14.45

TEA

14.45 - 16.15

SESSION 4: THE UNITED KINGDOM’S TRADE CHOICES IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Chair: David Vines (Oxford University and CEPR)

Panellists:

Peter Drysdale (Australian National University)

Jim O’Neill (former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury)

Ivan Rogers (Former Permanent Representative of the UK to the EU)

Tim Yeend (Chef de Cabinet and Principal Advisor to the WTO Director-General, WTO) (slides)

Financial support for this meeting from the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and the Australian High Commission is gratefully acknowledged.