9:30 am EST - 11:30 am EST

Past Event

Kimberly Clausing: The progressive case for free trade and globalization

Friday, February 01, 2019

9:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Brookings Institution
Saul Zilkha

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

Free trade and globalization are under stiff attack, not only from President Trump and his allies but from some of the left as well. In a new Harvard University Press book, “Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration and Global Capital,” Kimberly Clausing, the Thormund Miller and Walter Mintz professor of economics at Reed College, argues that open economics are a force for good, not least because they help lift the fortunes of the most vulnerable. She outlines a progressive agenda for managing globalization more effectively by equipping workers for the modern economic, improving tax policy, and forging a better partnership between labor and business.

On Friday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m., the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings hosted Kimberly Clausing to make her case.  Following her presentation, she participated in a discussion with Kimberly Elliott, visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development; Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; and Soumaya Keynes, U.S. economics editor for The Economist.

Panel Discussion