Alumni Festival 2019 - Trade War

Alumni Festival 2019 - Trade War

Trade War - Dr Meredith A Crowley by UoC Alumni Festival

How will the world trading system respond to new threats of disruption?

A trade war of unprecedented scope and magnitude currently engulfs the world’s two largest economies – the US and China – and there are signs that it may soon engulf the EU. How can our leaders and national and international institutions address the challenge?

Slides for this lecture can be found here.


Dr Meredith A. Crowley is a Reader in International Economics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St. John’s College, and a Research Coordinator at Cambridge-INET.  She is a Senior Fellow of the publicly-funded UK in a Changing Europe (UKCE) think tank, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR - London), a member of the Trade and Economy Panel of the UK Department for International Trade, and a member of the Scientific Council of Bruegel, the Brussels-based think tank. Her research on international trade, multinational trade agreements, and trade policy has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the European Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of International Economics and World Trade Review. She frequently appears in the media, including the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times.

Prior to arriving at Cambridge in 2013, Crowley worked in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  Crowley has held visiting positions at Georgetown University, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Nanjing University. Her research has been presented at central banks and international institutions around the world, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization.

Crowley received bachelor's degrees in Asian studies and chemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, a master of public policy degree in international trade and finance from Harvard University, and master's and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.