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35th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference

Friday, April 21, 2017
Gerri C. LeBow Hall - Drexel LeBow, 3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Save the date for the 35th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference, held by GIC and Drexel's LeBow College of Business.

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35th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference

On April 21, 2017, the Global Interdependence Center will host its Annual Monetary & Trade (AMT) Conference in partnership with the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University.  This will be our 35th AMT Conference and traditionally the conference topics have focused on important developments in international trade and global monetary policy. Speakers are drawn from the top echelon of policy makers, academics and business leaders.

The theme for the 2017 AMT Conference, supported by Moody’s Analytics, is Globalization at a Cross Roads.  Recent political developments cast doubt on the importance of globalization and question the benefits associated with free trade and open markets.  While academic research has documented welfare benefits from free trade, some skeptics have recently argued that globalization has gone too far, causing dislocation of jobs, amplifying inequality, and creating vulnerabilities in the global financial system.  In response, it is proposed that the fast pace of interdependence should be reversed to preserve employment, improve national prosperity, and stimulate demand through investing in local, not global, business opportunities. Our conference will focus on three aspects of the debate on the benefits of globalization: (a) free trade, (b) investment flows, and (c) global financial system vulnerabilities.  Consideration will be placed on addressing challenges and concerns, but will also explore new arising opportunities from globalization.

Friday, April 21, 2017: 9:00AM – 12:00PM at Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Drexel University

  • Session 1: Safeguarding Free Trade — Challenges and Opportunities
  • Session 2: Vulnerabilities and Risks for the Global Financial System
  • Session 3: Global Investment Behavior in an Increasingly Uncertain Environment


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2015: Cyber Security in a Globally Integrated World

2014: Monetary Policy in Transition: Implications for Growth, Markets and the Dollar

2013: Fixing the Banking System for Good

2012: Demographics, Politics, and Economic Growth

2011: “Is Housing Ready for a Rebound? QE2, Housing and Foreclosures: Are they related?”

2010: China in the Post-Crisis Global Economy

2009: The Financial System, Banks & Economy: After the Storm…Where Are We Now?

2008: Turmoil in the US Credit Market and the Global Outlook

2007: Economic and Social Consequences of European Union Expansion

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Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 City: Philadelphia Gerri C. LeBow Hall - Drexel LeBow Download iCal