Live from Toronto: The Trans Pacific Partnership: Options for Canada and the World: “In partnership with Global Affairs Canada’s Ministry of International Trade…

…the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Faculty of Law will host an invite-only workshop on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on January 15. Guest speakers from universities around the world will discuss the economic and geo-political implications of the trade agreement, as well as its impact on Canadian policy and governance. Panel discussions for the day include The Economy: Growth and Innovation, Geo-politics and the Global Economic Order, and Democratic Governance. The conference aims to offer new perspectives on the TPP.

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James Bradford DeLong is a professor of economics at U.C. Berkeley, a weblogger for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 1993-5 he was a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury, working then on, among other things, NAFTA and the Uruguay Round of GATT. (See “The Case for Mexico’s Rescue” (1996) and “Aftathoughts on NAFTA” (2006).) He is best-known right now for “Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy” (2012, joint with Lawrence Summers), “The Scary Debate Over Secular Stagnation”, “The Melting-Away of North Atlantic Social Democracy”, and “Noise Trader Risk in Financial Markets” (1990, joint with Larry Summers, Andrei Shleifer, and Lawrence Waldmann).