RIETI-CEPR Symposium

Post-Brexit World Economy

Announcement

Political confusion continues for the UK's secession from the EU.
While discussing whether the UK will leave without a deal or whether the deadline could be extended, we wrestle with its effect on the future of Europe and the world Economy.
How should Japan deal with Brexit?
At this symposium, RIETI researchers, Japanese trade policy executives and practitioners get together with experts focused on Brexit from the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in the UK to discuss future directions.

Information

  • Time and Date: 13:30 - 17:20, Friday, March 22, 2019 (Registration starts at 13:00)
  • Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
  • Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: ¥1000 (an official receipt will be issued) (Students: free; please present your student ID at the reception desk)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Seating Capacity: 200
  • Contact: Ms. Takekawa, Conference Section, RIETI (
    Tel: 03-3501-8398

Online Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend the conference, please present yourself at the venue of the conference to register.
Please bring with you a piece of identification for the purpose of registration and your business card.

Program

13:30-13:35 Welcoming Remarks

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)

13:35-14:05 Presentation 1: Deflating the De-Globalization Narrative

Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

14:05-14:35 Presentation 2: Why 'the Easiest Trade Agreement in History' Proved So Difficult

L. Alan WINTERS (Research Fellow, CEPR / Professor of Economics, University of Sussex)

14:35-15:05 Presentation 3: A New Era of World Trade: The role of robots

Dalia MARIN (Research Fellow, CEPR / Chair in International Economics, University of Munich)

15:05-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-17:20 Panel Discussion

Panelists (in alphabetical order)

Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

KAZEKI Jun (Deputy Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

Dalia MARIN (Research Fellow, CEPR / Chair in International Economics, University of Munich)

TANABE Yasuo (Special Representative for External Relations, Hitachi, Ltd.)

TOMIURA Eiichi (Faculty Fellow and Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)

L. Alan WINTERS (Research Fellow, CEPR / Professor of Economics, University of Sussex)

Moderator

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)

*Agenda is subject to change