Nebraskans will have a rare chance this fall to get an inside look at what is driving current challenges in international trade through a webinar series hosted by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with support from the CME Group Foundation.
The six-part series, titled “International Trade: Measuring and Managing Risk and Uncertainty,” runs from Sept. 14 through Oct. 9. All webinars are free and open to the public.
Recent shocks, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S.-China trade war, and the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, have resulted in new risks to supply chains, agricultural markets, and the multilateral trading system. This series will examine how to interpret these risks and explore ways to manage them in order to move the system toward a better, more secure future.
Sessions will feature leading experts from industry and academia, including former trade negotiators and recent White House advisors.
“The speakers in this series are joining us from three continents and all of them are on the leading edge of measuring risk or explaining trade policy because they have shaped it themselves at the highest levels of government,” said Jill O’Donnell, director of the Yeutter Institute. “I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about trade to tune in and ask questions.”
Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom will open the series on Sept. 14 at noon CDT with a keynote address titled “Uncertainty Shocks: Measuring the Implications for International Trade and Economic Growth.”