time and place
Monday 12 April 2021, 15:00–16:00
At its core, the process of globalization has involved an expansion of international trade. Economists have emphasized the various benefits of trade, but an open issue is to what extent it affects the stability of our economies: does trade help cushion country- or region-specific “shocks”, or does it spread and amplify them? Silvana Tenreyro is a Professor of Economics at London School of Economics and an External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England. Her research is focused on international economics and monetary policy and is published in top academic journals. She is currently also the President of the European Economic Association.
A widely held view is that trade increases specialization and thereby exposure to sector specific shocks. Silvana adds to this literature by including country specific shocks in the analysis. She finds that international trade can in fact lower income volatility. How do these channels work? What labor market features can reduce the impact of these types of shocks? What role has international trade played in the current pandemic and economic downturn?
Rikard Forslid, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University and Karin Karlsbro, Member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Liberal Party, will also participate in the webinar.
IIES/SNS International Policy Talks is a collaboration between the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University and SNS with the mission to bring insights from leading international economists to the Swedish policy debate.
Rikard Forslid, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University
Karin Karlsbro, Member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Liberal Party
Silvana Tenreyro, Professor of Economics at London School of Economics and External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England.
The webinar will be led by Per Krusell, Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES).
The meeting will be conducted as a webinar in Zoom. It is open to SNS members*, invitees of IMF and IIES, and specially invited guests as well as media. It is free of charge.
You can register by clicking on “Register here” above. You will receive an e-mail with a link to the webinar 1-2 hours before the meeting.
Participants can ask questions during the meeting, through the function “Raise Hand”, or in writing, through “Q&A”.