What trajectory for globalisation?

The opportunities and risks of regionalisation

This podcast episode was recorded on 24 January 2023


Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House

Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, St. Gallen University; Founder of the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity Through Trade

Lucia Tajoli, Full Professor in Political Economics, Politecnico di Milano


Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

The 2023 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the extent and impact of regionalisation on the global trade landscape.

With significant supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tension and the apparent return of economic nationalism over the last couple of years, it has been argued a period of decoupling and deglobalisation is underway, with global trade being reordered along regional lines. How important is this trend, and is it here to stay? What are the opportunities and risks of increased regionalisation in trade?

Related content from GTS Partners:

Chatham House report | Global Trade in 2023: What's Driving Re-Globalization?

Global Trade Alert report | What Endgame for the Deglobalisation Narrative?

ISPI policy paper | Falling into Pieces. The EU in the Puzzle of Global Trade’’


The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organisations with leading expertise on global trade: the Aspen Institute GermanyCEBRI - the Brazilian Center for International RelationsChatham House (UK); the Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands); the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center (US); ISPI - the Italian Institute for International Political Studies; the Jacques Delors Institute (France); RIETI - the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan); and the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade (Switzerland).

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