March 11-13, 2018 | Boston, USA

Keynote Presentation

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2018 Keynote: What Does Globalization 3.0 look like? Global Trade in a World of Local Populism

Mark Blyth, Political Economist & Author, Professor, Brown University
Sunday, March 11 | 11:00am – 12:15pm | Room 153 A/B

Keynote Overview

We are about to enter the third phase of globalization. The first took place in the 19th century and crashed on the rocks of World War 2. The second took shape in the 1980s and has dominated our lives till today. Yet the rise of populist politics worldwide challenges such an order, suggesting that while it will not end, it will morph into a ‘third’ version of globalization that is different in kind. Blyth takes us from the first to the second and into the third globalization, outlining what it means for the global seafood business and global markets.

About the Speaker

Mark Blyth, Brown University.

Acclaimed for his stunning early predictions of Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit and for identifying the phenomenon that he named “Global Trumpism,” Brown University professor Mark Blyth energizes audiences with his sharp Scottish candor and no-nonsense insights into the interconnected impacts of global politics, economics and markets. Blyth’s ability to break down and clarify high-level financial and political issues for diverse audiences has made him a popular keynote for groups ranging from international investor conferences to trade associations. Blending essential knowledge with invaluable insights, Mark Blyth challenges conventional thinking and deeply informs economic, political, and technological forecasts. All with a thinking-person’s wit and insightful humor that make incredibly complex and difficult topics accessible, understandable, and refreshingly entertaining.

Mark Blyth currently serves as the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and “why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary.” Professor Blyth has authored several books, most recently Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro. Austerity, which has been translated into 16 languages, won numerous awards, and the attention of Paul Krugman and Lawrence Summers.

Reviewing Austerity in the Financial Times, Summers compared Blyth’s writing to that of John Maynard Keynes. Professor Blyth has also been internationally recognized for his work on macro-prudential regulation in finance (as a member of the Warwick Commission), the impact of economic ideas on politics and on exotic monetary policies. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Affairs and The Guardian and has appeared multiple times on NPR, BBC and Bloomberg. Professor Blyth is currently finishing up a new book on why electorates across the world are so angry, and what can be done about it. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

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