Past Event

Should the US and EU be negotiating a Free Trade Agreement?

The fifth round of EU-US trade negotiations have ended and the 6th round is due to begin in the middle of July. Robert Lawrence, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins us to discuss TTIP. In his presentation Professor Lawrence will consider both the problems and the potential the TTIP presents for the global trading […]

Date: Jun 30 - Topic:

The fifth round of EU-US trade negotiations have ended and the 6th round is due to begin in the middle of July. Robert Lawrence, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins us to discuss TTIP. In his presentation Professor Lawrence will consider both the problems and the potential the TTIP presents for the global trading system.

Speakers

  • Robert Lawrence, Albert L William Professor of International Trade and Investment at Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Professor, ULB
  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel

About the speaker

Robert Z. Lawrence is Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as Faculty Chair of The Practice of Trade Policy executive program at Harvard Kennedy School. He served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1998 to 2000. Lawrence has also been a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has taught at Yale University, where he received his PhD in economics. His research focuses on trade policy. He is the author of Crimes and Punishments? Retaliation under the WTO; Regionalism, Multilateralism and Deeper Integration; Single World, Divided Nations?;and Can America Compete? He is coauthor of Has Globalization Gone Far Enough? The Costs of Fragmentation in OECD Markets (with Scott Bradford); A Prism on Globalization; Globaphobia: Confronting Fears About Open Trade; A Vision for the World Economy; and Saving Free Trade: A Pragmatic Approach. Lawrence has served on the advisory boards of the Congressional Budget Office, the Overseas Development Council, and the Presidential Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: 12.30-13.45. Lunch will be served at 12.00
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Event Manager – [email protected]