Navigating the new era of globalisation: Lessons from the past?


From: Wednesday February 28, 2024, 5:00 pm

To: Wednesday February 28, 2024, 7:00 pm

An invitation to join us for the 2024 Richard Snape lecture - Navigating the new era of globalisation: Lessons from the past?

Douglas A. Irwin
John French Professor of Economics
Dartmouth College

Douglas Irwin is John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2017), which The Economist and Foreign Affairs selected as one of their Best Books of the Year. He is currently president of the Economic History Association (2023-24).

He is the author of Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, fifth edition 2020), Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2012), Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression (Princeton University Press, 2011), The Genesis of the GATT (Cambridge University Press, 2008, co-authored with Petros Mavroidis and Alan Sykes), Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton University Press, 1996), and many articles on trade policy and economic history in books and professional journals.

He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and he has been a visiting professor at the Australian National University. He also worked on trade policy issues while on the staff of President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers and later worked in the International Finance Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.

Event details

Wednesday 28 February, 5:00–7:00 pm

Collins Square, The Business Centre, Level 6, Tower Two, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

The lecture will be followed by networking and refreshments. Seating for this event is limited and available for invitees only. For catering and building security purposes, please RSVP by Monday 19 February using the below link.




Productivity Commission

727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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