The Department of Asian Studies, along with the Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, is co-sponsoring the…
Talk on Economic Statecraft in Asia
Economic Statecraft in the Asia-Pacific Region (Oct 15, ’21)
Come join us for a talk with University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) Professors Dr. Vinod “Vinnie” Aggarwal and Dr. Andrew Reddie. They will present their recent work, the UC-Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Center’s work, and on opportunities for collaboration with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. The talk is from 12:00-1:00pm on October 15th (Friday).
The UC-Berkeley professors encourage us to think about economic statecraft in the Asia-Pacific region. Current market-oriented theories increasingly fail to explain how government intervention affects the global economy. However, existing analyses fail to consider political and strategic aspects of trade and capital flows. Considering the academic context, the reality is that some governments use economic levers to compete in both high-and-low-technology sectors. The current crisis has potentially worsened this situation. The talk is based on the paper “Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century: Implications for the Future of the Global Trade Regime.” In their work, they suggest five drivers of state intervention in the global economy, create a theoretical framework for further empirical work, and examine case studies in the United States, China, India, Japan, and South Korea.
No registration is required.
Join the meeting on Zoom at this link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/5106422817
Meeting ID: 510 642 2817