Call us on 2521-1511

Club Lunch: Unrequited Alliances: The Elusive Quest for Trade Cooperation

Patrick Low, Senior Fellow, Fung Global Institute
Former Chief Economist, World Trade Organization

12:45PM – LUNCH

Cutting trade deals has been an uphill struggle in the twenty-first century, bearing little fruit. This is the case multilaterally, as well as with the trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic and pan-Asian mega-deals putatively in the making. Only some smaller and substantively lighter preferential agreements have been struck. In no small part this is because of intertwining economic and geopolitical forces. How much does the absence of trade deals matter?

Patrick Low is Vice President of Research and Senior Fellow at the Fung Global Institute, a think tank based in Hong Kong. Previously he was Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization, from 1997 to 2013. He has worked for the World Bank and taught trade at El Colegio de Mexico and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He holds a doctorate in economics and has published widely on trade policy issues.

Speaker: Patrick Low,Senior Fellow
Fung Global Institute Former Chief Economist, World Trade Organization

Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards will be open for entry from January 1, 2018. Click here for more details.