Programme: 11 May 2023

08.00–09.00 Registration and coffee

09.00–09.10 Welcome address
Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics
Anders Ahnlid, Director-General at the National Board of Trade Sweden

09.10–09.20 The need for evidence-based trade policy
Johan Forssell, Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade (digital address)

09.20–10.05 Research keynote address: 21st century trade research – what all policymakers should know
Marc Melitz, Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University

10.05–10.45 Policy keynote address: Building trade policy on the shoulders of 21st century science
Anabel Gonzalez, Deputy Director-General at the World Trade Organization

10.45–11.15 Coffee break

11.15–12.00 The impact of trade liberalisation on productivity
Claudia Steinwender, Professor of Economics at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Commentator: Julia Nielson, Deputy Director of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

12.00–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.15 The social dimension: trade and inequality in the light of 21st century theory and evidence
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Professor of Economics at Yale University
Commentator: Cecilia Malmström, Senior Fellow at the Petersen Institute for International Economics

14.15–15.00 This time it is different? – strategic trade policy in the 21st century
Patrik Tingvall, Chief Economist at the National Board of Trade Sweden
Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St Gallen

15.00–15.30 Coffee break

15.30–16.00 Trade and geography: 21st century evidence on trade and the localisation of production
Henry Yeung, Distinguished Professor at the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore

16.00–16.30 Concluding address: An evidence-based approach to trade and development
Inu Manak, Fellow for Trade Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washinton, DC

16.30 Concluding remarks
Patrik Ström, Director at the Center for Asian Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics

17.00–18.00 Reception with refreshments for speakers and participants at the Stockholm School of Economics