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What might the coronavirus crisis entail for the future of globalisation? Philippe Legrain, founder of international think tank the Open Political Economy Network and a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is not confident the current crisis will lead to any renewed commitment to globalization. He believes the international response has […]

Posted 31 Mar 2020 in Blog
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Until recently, most policymakers and investors remained complacent about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Now they realise that it is generating a global shock, which may be sharp—but which most still expect to be short. But what if the economic disruption has an enduring impact? Could the coronavirus pandemic even be the […]

Posted 12 Mar 2020 in Blog
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I spoke about the threats to our open world at an event organised by the New Zealand Initiative at the University of Victoria in Wellington on 8 August. Apologies for the poor-quality audio.

Posted 08 Aug 2018 in Blog
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My latest column for CapX

Posted 06 Jun 2017 in Blog
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So much for the end of history. Twenty-seven years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse of communism in Europe, Donald Trump’s election as US president endangers the liberal international order that his wiser, broader-minded predecessors crafted. Trump’s “America First,” anti-“globalist” agenda threatens protectionist trade wars, a worldwide “clash […]

Posted 09 Nov 2016 in Blog
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I was interviewed on BBC World Service’s On Background by Zanny Minton Beddoes and James Harding about the future of globalisation on 28 October. Listen here, from around 7 minutes in. Also available here .

Posted 28 Oct 2016 in Blog
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I was interviewed on Hungarian radio about globalisation and the eurozone. Peter Zentai has written up the interviews on his blog

Posted 07 May 2015 in Blog
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My piece for CapX

Posted 17 Apr 2015 in Blog
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I debated globalisation and protectionism on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning.

Posted 11 Sep 2010 in Blog, Media
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Fascinating piece in the New York Times

Posted 11 May 2010 in Blog
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Posted 11 Aug 2009 in Blog, Media
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McKinsey, March 2009. Today, globalization is neither uniform nor universal. It will always be incomplete. Clearly, then, it is also reversible.

Posted 25 Mar 2009 in Published articles
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Today, globalisation is neither uniform nor universal. It will always be incomplete. Clearly, then, it is also reversible. Read my new article for McKinsey here

Posted 25 Mar 2009 in Blog
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Ha-Joon Chang's suggestion that the world needs a dose of protectionism to tide it through the global recession is utterly misguided. Read my new article for Prospect here.

Posted 25 Mar 2009 in Blog
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Prospect, April 2009. Ha-Joon Chang’s suggestion that the world needs a dose of protectionism is utterly misguided

Posted 25 Mar 2009 in Published articles
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I'm writing a new book, on the future of globalisation. It will look at the risks to globalisation from the ongoing crisis (such as protectionism, nationalism and political extremism) and ask what needs to change in the global economy – and what shouldn't. As with my previous books, this will involve a combination of first-hand […]

Posted 20 Mar 2009 in Blog
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One of the casualties when Russian tanks rolled past Gori was the beguiling “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention” proposed by Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist: “No two countries that both have a McDonald’s have ever fought a war against each other.” Alas, you can buy Big Macs in both Moscow and Tbilisi, […]

Posted 22 Aug 2008 in Blog
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I have to say a big thank you to Gene Epstein, economics editor of Barron’s, who recommends both my books as gifts "that promote thought".

Posted 12 Jan 2008 in Blog
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This morning I spoke at a conference for economics teachers organised by tutor2u, which provides a very useful online resource for economics teachers and students. They have also published an article by me in the latest issue of their magazine, Latte. It was a great conference, with Stephen King of HSBC providing a really enlightening […]

Posted 25 Jun 2007 in Blog
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On the day that India’s Tata won a bidding war for Corus, the Anglo-Dutch steelmaker that was once British Steel, I debated whether such foreign takeovers of British companies are a good thing with Will Hutton of the Work Foundation on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Listen here

Posted 31 Jan 2007 in Blog, Media