Globalization in Retreat: The End of an Era?


Reception and Discussion

with Yale Professor Penny Goldberg

Chief Economist of World Bank Group

The Yale Club of Washington invites you to a private reception and discussion featuring Yale Professor Pinelopi “Penny” Koujianou Goldberg, World Bank Chief Economist.  The topic of discussion will be the retreat of globalization.  The hyperglobalization of the 1990s and 2000s has been followed by a backlash against trade and immigration.  As our featured speaker, Penny Goldberg will discuss causes and implications of this backlash and will argue that we may be at the beginning of a new era, characterized by the “closing of the border.”  Whether this closing materializes depends on the policy choices we make.

About the Reception

Heavy hors-d'oeuvres with wine, beer, soda, and water

Columbia Alumni are invited to attend this event at the member rate of $30. There will be a text box in the registration where you can write that you are a Columbia alum.

About the Speaker


Pinelopi “Penny” Koujianou Goldberg is the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. In this position, she aims to strengthen the institution’s connection to state-of-the-art academic research and help shape a vision of how to achieve the World Bank Group’s goals of sustainable growth, shared prosperity, and a world free of extreme poverty.

Goldberg brings decades of experience as an applied microeconomist drawn to policy-relevant questions in trade and development. She has exploited a broad set of methodological approaches — ranging from estimation of structural industry equilibrium models typical of the Industrial Organization literature to reduced form techniques — to provide insights into such diverse topics as the determinants and effects of trade policies, trade and inequality, intellectual property rights protection in developing countries, exchange rate passthrough, pricing to market, and international price discrimination.

October 30, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm

The Historic Evening Star Building

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20008
United States

$30.00 USD

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