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GLOBE Webinar | Industrial Policy and the World Trade Organization

Monday March 2, 2020, from 16:00 to 17:00

Webinar available in video:

Sherzod Shadikhodjaev joins the GLOBE Webinar Series to discuss his recent book "Industrial Policy and the World Trade Organization: Between Legal Constraints and Flexibilities" (2018, Cambridge University Press).

The GLOBE Webinar Series – The Future of Global Governance – presents the latest and most cutting-edge research in global governance and gives audience members the opportunity to directly engage with leading scholars in the field. Each webinar focuses on a significant new book that has potential to shape future thought on global governance, featuring a presentation by the author, an intervention from an expert discussant, and a Q&A session with the audience.

Participation is free and webinars can be joined from anywhere in the world. Access the GLOBE Webinar Channel

About the book: The severe global financial crisis of 2008 could not be overcome without government interventions through industrial policy. This timely book analyses industrial policy from the perspectives of trade law and economics under the WTO system. The author expertly examines both general tools of protecting and supporting domestic producers and specific topics like special economic zones, localization, greening measures and creative economy. In addition to legal texts and jurisprudence, this book extensively utilizes other WTO materials to show what is actually discussed in WTO meetings and forums on relevant issues. Where applicable, the author advances practical recommendations for 'right' or 'optimal' industrial policy in certain contexts based on trade rules, case law and some countries' real experiences. The author concludes this work with some thoughts on concrete actions to be taken at the WTO and national levels and in academic circles in order to better tackle industrial policy issues.

About the authorSherzod Shadikhodjaev is a Professor at Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management. He obtained his PhD in Law from Korea University. Previously, he worked for Korea Institute for International Economic Policy as a research fellow. He has done extensive academic and policy research in international economic law. In addition to the book being presented, he has authored the book 'Retaliation in the WTO Dispute Settlement System' (Kluwer Law International, 2009).

Discussant: Dylan Geraets (Mayer Brown: Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law and International Trade)
Moderator: Kari Otteburn (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies)