Grave new world: globalisation in retreat?

Wednesday 24 May 2017 Incomes and Inequality

UK book launch of Grave New World: The End of Globalisation and the Return of Economic Conflict by Stephen D. King

The reach of globalisation has extended rapidly in recent decades. While many economists have long seen it as the best route to economic prosperity, recent political events have shattered any consensus that deeper globalisation is inevitable or even desirable. Support for the principles of free trade, for migration, and for the pooling of decisions between countries are under strain or fracturing.

Could globalisation be heading for a steep decline? Where did its path falter? What is the likely impact upon future global prosperity? And what does history teach us about the ebb and flow of global economic orders?

At an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation, economist and author Stephen D. King outlined his new book Grave New World: The End of Globalisation and the Return of Economic Conflict. Stephen was joined by a panel of expert economists who gave their take on the challenges of globalisation and governments can prioritise prosperity for their citizens.