AIG Global Trade Series 2024 Podcast Episode 2

US and UK elections 2024


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?

The AIG Global Trade Series 2024 is a series of podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system. The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organisations with leading expertise on global trade:
the Aspen Institute Germany; CEBRI - the Brazilian Center for International Relations; Chatham House (UK); the Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands); Elcano Royal Institute (Spain); ERIA – the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Indonesia); IIEL - 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).


  • Date: March 7, 2024


  • 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


  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute