global trade


Why does public–private partnership matter in Africa’s post-Covid recovery?

Foreign direct investment in Africa fell significantly in 2020 due to COVID-19. Independent of the success or failure of the EU’s Global Gateway infrastructure initiative, Africa’s governments can boost the region’s recovery, writes Policy Leader Fellow Umar Kabanda, by improving the conditions for public–private partnerships.

Trade Liberalisation and Labour Market Institutions

Globalisation, and particularly global trade, produces clear winners and losers. EUI visiting fellow and political economist Aydin Yildirim and his co-authors examine the national labour market structures that do best in mitigating unequal returns on global trade.

Learning from trade policy responses in the COVID-19 pandemic

International trade experts Bernard Hoekman, Matteo Fiorini and Aydin Yildirim urge countries to share information and pursue plurilateral agreements to guarantee supplies of crucial medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.