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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, titled "De-Globalization: Is it real?" and hosted 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 De-Globalization: Is it real?. 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. The conference will focus on three aspects of the debate of de-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


2016: International Trade Agreements and Implications for Global Growth: Mega Trade Deals

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


Camille Miller

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department, Cozen O’Connor

Camille M. Miller concentrates her practice in all aspects of intellectual property, specifically trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, cyber security and data breaches, right of privacy, right of publicity, domain names, counterfeiting, licensing, trade secret and franchising law, as well as all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

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George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Dean Emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at LeBow’s College of Business at Drexel University

Dr. George Tsetsekos is dean emeritus and the Francis professor of finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He served as dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved important quality milestones including recognition by BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur-Princeton Review, Financial Times, and U.S. News & World Report. In addition, during his deanship, LeBow commenced an ambitious capital campaign program that allowed for the completion to two business school buildings (total 225,000 sqft), naming of four new centers of excellence, establishing new endowed professorships and launching more than 30 student scholarships.

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Michael G. Papaioannou

Deputy Division Chief, Debt and Capital Markets Instruments, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund

Dr. Michael G. Papaioannou is a Deputy Division Chief at the Debt and Capital Markets Instruments, Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund. While at the IMF, he served as a Special Adviser to the Governing Board of the Bank of Greece and has led numerous IMF missions on designing and implementing sovereign asset and liability management frameworks, establishing and managing SWFs, and developing economic and financial policies for emerging and developed countries.

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Mykyta Vesselovsky

Senior Research Coordinator, Office of the Chief Economist, Global Affairs Canada

The Office of the Chief Economist at Global Affairs Canada is responsible for the provision of trade and economic research and analysis in support of trade and investment policies, and for the assessment of global, regional and sectoral trends and developments afffecting Canada’s international economic relations. As a Senior Research Coordinator, Dr. Vesselovsky is responsible for economic research in support of trade policy development, regular briefing products on trade and investment, Quarterly Economic Outlook and the annual Canada’s State of Trade report. His research interests include international trade costs, priorities in trade policy, progressive trade, currency effects and sectoral issues.

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