OECD Global Forum on Trade 2010:
Globalisation, Comparative Advantage and Trade Policy
Chengdu, People's Republic of China | 14-15 October 2010
Organised by SCCOM and Sichuan Bureau of Exposition Affairs with the support of OECD, the World Bank, MOFCOM and Sichuan Provincial People's Government, PRC.
With the emergence of new players in global trade and investment, proponents of ‘managing’ globalisation are becoming increasingly vocal. This trend is likely to accelerate as recovery from the crisis remains fragile and employment numbers weak. While the landscape of global trade is expected to change, it is not clear what role policy can play in preparing an economy to meet the ensuing challenges.
The 2010 OECD Global Forum on Trade brought together various stakeholders to discuss evidence on how useful the concept of comparative advantage remains for trade policy and the implications of these concepts for future economic performance. Experts examined evidence and discussed how policy can be mutually supportive to an open trading system and a flexible resource market.
Presentations made during the conference
Session VI (Round Table)