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Trade and the Ballot Box

US and UK elections 2024

This podcast episode was recorded on 7 March 2024.

Panellists:              Creon Butler, Director, Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House

  Jennifer Hillman, Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law; Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law

Moderator:            Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute


The 2024 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the theme of ‘Back to the Future: A New Era of Managed Trade?’

This special episode, recorded live at Chatham House on the eve of their 2024 Global Trade Conference, considers the potential repercussions on trade of the upcoming US and UK elections.

In the UK, current polling suggests that the Labour Party of Sir Keir Starmer is heading for victory whenever the election is called.  Across the Atlantic, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are set for the first rematch in an American presidential election for 70 years.

What do the various potential election outcomes mean for British and American trade policy?   And what might they mean for global trade? 


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