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Global Solutions Hubs

At our Global Solutions Hubs, you will find policy recommendations, solutions and experts on the policy areas of the G20 and T20. They cover the topics that are at the heart of the Global Solutions Initiative.
Do you have ideas for a Global Solutions Hub or would you like to submit your own Solution Session? Please contact us (contact@global-solutions-initiative.org).
Rebuilding Macroeconomics after the Pandemic

Financial Crisis, nationalism and COVID-19 are all socio-economic pandemics in the last decade. Each one starts in a small corner of our world, then spreads across continents in a very short space of time. Each one is a surprise, and each one catches us unprepared. If we are to be prepared for the next pandemic or crisis, we need a different approach to economics. It has to be possible to generate cascading systemic events within our models. We argue that this requires making the importance of social interaction central to economic models. Social foundations determine the rules of the game, how we interact with others and the ultimately the resilience of the economy.

This Global Table will argue the need to put social foundations at the center of rebuilding macroeconomics and economic policy.

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Experts

Angus Armstrong
ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics
Wendy Carlin
University College London
Paul Collier
University of Oxford
Alan Kirman
Aix-Marseille University and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Henrietta Moore
University College London
What can the G20 do to ensure a human centered trading system that benefits all countries?

While the world economy continues to be as connected by trade in goods and services as never before, the institutions governing global trade face an enduring crisis. Complemented by my-country-first narratives and rising tariff barriers by an increasing number of political leaders around the world, free trade is challenged. New types of trade, in services and data, create new challenges and require multilateral agreements to adequately govern them. And the COVID-19 pandemic makes the weaknesses of the optimized global production networks apparent. All these issues and problems have in common that the people can no longer fully benefit from trade. After a long period with a trading system fulfilling predominantly corporate interests, it is now time to step back and ensure a trading system that is centered on human needs and gains and that benefits all countries. This Global Table will discuss the required policy approaches.

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Experts

Dani Rodrik
Harvard Kennedy School
Susan Ariel Aaronson
George Washington University
Gabriel Felbermayr
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Anabel Gonzalez
the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC, and a consultant on trade and investment
Pascal Lamy
Paris Peace Forum

Policy Briefs

Impact of digital technologies and the fourth industrial revolution on trade in services
Christopher Findlay - Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide, Erik van der Marel - European Centre for International Political Economy, Fukunari Kimura - Keio University, ERIA, Hein Roelfsema - Utrecht University, Hildegunn Kyvik-Nordås - Orebro University, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Ingo Borchert - Sussex University, Jane Drake-Brockman - Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide, Magnus Lodefalk - Orebro University, Mustafa Yagci - Islamic Development, Nigel Cory - Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Sherry Stephenson - PECC Taskforce on Services, Shin-Yi Peng - National Tsing Hua University, Yose Rizal Damuri - Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Ziyang Fan - World Economic Forum
Industrial subsidies as a major policy response since the global financial crises: Consequences and remedies
Andreas Freytag - Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, University of Stellenbosch, Henry Gao - Singapore Management University, Naoise McDonagh - Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide, Peter Draper - Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia, Simon Evenett - University of St. Gallen, Global Trade Alert
Improving key functions of the world trade organization: Fostering open plurilaterals, regime management, and decision-making
Anwarul Hoda - Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Axel Berger - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Clara Brandi - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Manfred Elsig - World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, Xinquan Tu - University of International Business & Economics (UIBE)
The need for WTO reform: Where to start in governing world trade?
Andreas Freytag - Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, University of Stellenbosch, Axel Berger - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Claudia Schmucker - German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Fabrizzio Botti - Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), M. Sait Akman - Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Peter Draper - Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia, Pier Carlo Padoan - UniCredit S.p.A.
Africa’s diversification and its trade policy transformation
Abebe Shimeles - African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Axel Berger - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Clara Brandi - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), David Luke - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Fatima Olanike Kareem - University of Goettingen, Frederik Stender - German Development Institute, Njuguna Ndung’u - African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Olayinka Idowu Kareem - University of Hohenheim, Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi - Euro Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), Simon Mevel - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Wilson Wasike - African Economic Research Consortium
Economic diversification in the mena region
Abdulelah Darandary - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research, Amer Al Roubaie - Ahlia University, Ayman Zebran - University of Business Technology, David Havrlant - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Farah Durani - University of Business and Technology, Hatem Akeel - University of Business and Technology, Imed Drine - Islamic Development Bank, Jamal Alzayer - King Fahd University for Petroleum & Minerals, Mohsen Tavakol - Atlantic Council, Said A. Alshaikh - Riyadh Economic Forum, Salah Abu Nar - University of Business and Technology
Diversification and the world trading system
Abdelaaziz Ait Ali - Policy Center for the New South, Abdulelah Darandary - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research, Anabel Gonzalez - the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC, and a consultant on trade and investment, Carlos Braga - King Faisal University, Mohammed Al Doghan - King Faisal University, Muhammad Bhatti - King Faisal University, Niclas Poitiers - Bruegel,
Reforming investor-state dispute settlement and promotion of trade and investment cooperation
Anton Asoskov - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Attila Tanzi - University of Bologna, Crina Baltag - Stockholm University, Faisal Alfadhel - Saudi Shura Council, Giammarco Rao - Queen Mary University of London, James Claxton - Rikkyo University, Kabir Duggal - Columbia Law School, Loukas Mistelis - Queen Mary University of London, Mark Feldman - Peking University School of Transnational Law, Roberto Castro de Figueiredo - St Mary’s University, Sergio Puig - University of Arizona, Wenhua Shan - Xi'an Jiaotong University
How the G20 can advance sustainable and digital investment
Adnan Serič - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Augustine Peter - Research and Information System for Developing Countries, Karl P. Sauvant - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University, Lucia Tajoli - Politecnico di Milano, Matthew Stephenson - World Economic Forum, Mohammed Faiz Shaul Hamid - Islamic Development Bank Group
Trade implications of tax expenditures
Agustin Redonda - Council on Economic Policies, Facundo Calvo - IELPO LL.M., University of Barcelona, Gilles Carbonnier - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Irma Mosquera Valderrama - Leiden University, Rahul Mehrotra - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Robert Koopman - World Trade Organization
Global food and water security, trade, and market stability
Estefania Puricelli - University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, Federico Villarreal - Federico Villarreal, Director of Cooperation at IICA., Marcelo Regunaga - Graduate Program on Agribusiness, University of Buenos Aires, Martin Piñeiro - Argentine Council of International Relations (CARI), Pablo Elverdin - Group of Producing Countries of the Southern Cone (GPS), Valeria Piñeiro - International Food Policy Research Institute
Global Trade Cooperation after COVID-19: Can the G20 Contain Disintegration?
Peter Draper - Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia
Checking the Chain: Achieving Sustainable and Traceable Global Supply Chains Through Coordinated G20 Action
Adina Spertus-Melhus - Hertie School Berlin, Linn von Engelbrechten - Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs Germany
Resilience Under Crisis: Proposals and Considerations for Regional and Other Trade Agreements
Anton Malkin - CIGI, Craig Wilson - OS MicroTrends, Dan Ciuriak - CIGI, Derek Ireland - Arthur Kroeger College, Carleton University Ottawa, Guy Stanley - Foresight Synergy Network, University of Ottawa

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