In light of COVID-19, should supply chains be reconfigured?


October 21, 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Anabel González (PIIE), Simon Evenett (University of St. Gallen) and Mary E. Lovely (PIIE)

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Event Summary

Some policymakers have drawn adverse conclusions about the performance of cross-border supply chains during COVID-19. That such supply chains often involve China, the origin of the pandemic, has led to claims that trading partners have become too dependent on Chinese supplies. Calls for supply chain reconfiguration have followed; if adopted broadly, they could revise the terms of international business. Does the evidence of the first six months of the pandemic support the reconfiguration of supply chains? Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:


Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Simon J. Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow, PIIE; Professor of Economics and Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.