Trade and Human Flourishing: Understanding Deep Trade Agreements

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., November 17, 2021

In recent years, countries have increasingly pursued Deep Trade Agreements that move beyond simple tariff reduction to address a complex range of behind-the-border barriers to trade. Such agreements promote regulatory convergence, facilitate customs administration, and address competition policies.

How do policymakers address the impacts of Deep Trade Agreements in their deliberations? Have environmental and labor rights provisions in such agreements been effective? And how can these agreements help spur economic growth and promote human flourishing?

Join us to hear insights from a panel of experts who will address these important questions in a wide-ranging conversation.

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This discussion is part of Deep Trade Agreements: Measurement and Impacts, a virtual symposium presented by the US International Trade Commission and the Keough School of Global Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ Initiative on International Economic Integration Lab. 

This discussion and the symposium are held under the Chatham House Rule. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Photo: “The port at Tema” by World Bank Photo Collection is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.


Marion Jansen

Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Robert Koopman

Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization

William Shpiece

Chief Economist and Assistant US Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics, Office of the US Trade Representative

Jeffrey Bergstrand

Professor of Finance; Concurrent Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs; Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies