What is the future of international trade in a world of re-emergent national populism and voter scepticism of big trade deals?
This new report brings together thirteen authors who have written thirteen very different essays on the future of trade. What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for trade? What can trade negotiators learn from internet governance? Is New Zealand getting the value we could from our exports? Are we past the era of flagship free trade deals?
The contributors are Stephen Hoadley (University of Auckland), Hosuk Lee-Makiyama and Hanna Deringer (ECIPE, Brussels), Toby Moore (Victoria University of Wellington), Robert H. Wade (LSE), Bill Rosenberg (NZCTU), Amy Baker Benjamin (AUT), Rahul Sen (AUT), Jordan Carter (Internet NZ), Dan Bidois (independent), Carol Neill (AUT), Lida Ayoubi (AUT), Pheh Hoon Lim (AUT), and Adrian Macey (Victoria University of Wellington).
As part of the event series, “The Next Great Transformation?”, four contributing authors to the “No More Business-As-Usual” report joined a panel discussion chaired by Rod Oram. These videos can be seen below.
The full video:
Listen to Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of Internet NZ, discuss his thoughts about how multistakeholderism, a concept from internet governance, could serve as a model for more transparent and democratic trade negotiations:
Listen to Adrian Macey, New Zealand’s first climate change ambassador and a Senior Associate at the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies, discuss the difficulties of environmental tariffs and the role of trade negotiations in climate change: