November 19 – Trade Wars and the Macroeconomic Effects

The risk of a global trade war is larger than ever. After deteriorating trade relations, the United States and China have imposed tariffs on each other together worth over $300bn dollars. Many are worried that if this trade war continues, it can potentially drag more countries into the economic conflict thus making it go global. Would countries whose economies rely heavily on trade, like Sweden’s, suffer from a situation with increased tariffs and more expensive trade? What could the consequences of a global trade war be on the global economy in general and on the Swedish economy in particular?
Jesper Lindé is the Head of Research at Riksbanken. He previously served in the United States as Section chief in the Division of International Finance at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His main research interests are empirical and monetary macroeconomics, and he has recently published papers in leading academic outlets like the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the European Economic Review, and the NBER Macroeconomics Annual.
Date: 19/11/2018
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Hörsal 1, Ekonomikum
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

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