Rebuilding the Global Economy: Role of the WTO and US approaches to it

Anabel González (PIIE), Chad P. Bown (PIIE), J. Bradford Jensen (PIIE) and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria; Former Managing Director of the World Bank)


November 16, 2020 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Summary

As part of PIIE's new series, Rebuilding the Global Economy, PIIE experts Anabel González, Chad P. Bown, and J. Bradford Jensen will discuss their policy memos to trade officials and the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and US approaches to it, at a virtual event on November 16, 2020.

Memos to be discussed are addressed to:

Also speaking was Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; former minister of finance, Nigeria; former managing director of the World Bank; and a leading candidate for director-general of the WTO.


Rebuilding the Global Economy, launched by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in October 2020, is a series that lays out for policymakers heading into 2021 what needs to be repaired by defining critical and practical priorities, and offering credible solutions. These PIIE-led proposals will take the form of memoranda to policymakers and policy briefs, accompanied by data visualizations, blogs, videos, and virtual events with experts. The virtual discussions will outline a multi-faceted set of policy responses to achieve sustainable, inclusive economic growth and improve human welfare.