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Professor Richard Baldwin made a presentation on Globalisation in Sydney on the evening of 6 March 2017 at an event organised in collaboration with the Australian Services Roundtable.

Professor Baldwin’s presentation can be downloaded HERE. Additional slides used during the Q&A session can be downloaded HERE.


Prof Richard Baldwin (left) and Dr Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist (right)


Mr Cameron Thomson, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (left) and Prof Richard Baldwin (right)


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Ms Jane Drake-Brockman and Prof Richard Baldwin


On 7 March Professor Richard Baldwin joined EU Centre Visiting Fellow Professor L. Alan Winters in a high-level luncheon panel discussion on Brexit. The panel also consisted of Professor Kym Anderson AC, George Gollin Professor of Economics at The University of Adelaide, acted as discussant. The event was organised in collaboration with the ANU Centre for European Studies.

Professor L. Alan Winters’ presentation can be downloaded HERE. Professor Baldwin’s presentation can be downloaded HERE.


From left to right: Ms Jane Drake-Brockman, Prof L. Alan Winters, Dr Annmarie Elijah and Prof Richard Baldwin


Prof L. Alan Winters

On the evening of 7 March 2017 Professor Richard Baldwin delivered a public lecture on Globalisation in Old Parliament House. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Centre for Change Governance at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra and was televised by Sky News Australia’s Public Affairs Channel. Mr Justin Brown, Deputy Secretary DFAT, opened the discussion and made comments on the globalisation debate in Australia and internationally.

Professor Baldwin’s presentation can be downloaded HERE. Additional slides used during the Q&A session can be downloaded HERE. Watch the video of the public lecture HERE.


Prof Richard Baldwin


From left to right: Prof Mark Evans, Prof Richard Baldwin and Mr Justin Brown

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Mr Justin Brown, Deputy Secretary DFAT


Ms Jenny Gordon, Principal Advisor Research, Productivity Commission and Prof Richard Baldwin

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Prof Richard Baldwin and Ms Marian Schoen, Executive Director, Melbourne EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges

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On 21 February 2017 the Institute for International Trade and the Centre for International Economic Studies jointly hosted a public presentation and panel discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Attended by 50 guests from the academic, government and business sectors, this highly topical session was led by Professor Christopher Findlay and featured presentations and discussions with internationally recognised experts Professor Kimura and Professor Urata.

For further detail on this lively discussion which explored the origins of the TPP, its impact in the Asia Pacific region, and rising anti-globalisation and trade sentiments and their long-term implications for trade and development in the region please download the presentations HERE.






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On 22 March 2017 The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade and Interdisciplinary Blockchain Community of Practice hosted an event on blockchain technology featuring guest speakers Sophie Gilder from the CBA, Marcus Lojszczyk and Luke Rivett of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and The Honourable David Ridgway.

Following presentations on their exciting applications of this transformational technology, speakers engaged in an interactive discussion with a diverse audience from the local business, government and academic communities before moving on to an informal networking session.

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Dr Arne Klau, a Visiting WTO Fellow at the Institute for International Trade recently authored a research paper on the effects of the tariffs on mosquito nets and the repercussions these tariffs have on human lives. Click HERE to view the article. Click HERE to learn more about our visiting fellows.

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The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade, in collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Business Council, invite you to attend a presentation and discussion panel on Date: Tuesday, 9th May 2017 Venue: National Wine Centre, Corner of North Terrace and Hackney Road, Adelaide Time: 7.30am for an 8am start, with breakfast and discussion concluding at 9.30am Please […]

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“A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017 when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organisation entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the WTO has obtained the two-thirds acceptance of the agreement from […]

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In a reference to a recent article, published in Al-Ahram, visiting fellow at the Institute for International Trade, Arne Klau, outlines what trade policies the world can expect from the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Click HERE for the full article

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The Institute for International Trade at The University of Adelaide is delighted to announce the arrival of three new PhD candidates. The three aspirants commenced their studies in November of 2016 with an underlying theme of “Trade and Production Value-Chain.” The Institute is positive that they will prove to be a valuable addition, and build […]

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Governance in Middle-Eastern and North African countries is a major factor in their businesses’ ability to trade and participate in the global economy. The quality of institutions correlates with the export performance of companies, as shown by the latest FEMISE report (FEM41-08). The latest FEMISE publication, “Corporate Performance in Transition: The Role of Business Constraints […]

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The latest FEMISE report (FEM41-08) highlights the obstacles to productivity faced by companies in the Middle East and North Africa. Even before corruption or lack of visibility in the business sector, the taxation burden is the main impediment to corporate productivity. A better understanding of this reality by political circles could encourage companies in becoming […]

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