IMF/World Bank/WTO Trade Workshop

A one-day workshop on international trade — hosted by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization — took place at the World Bank on 2 December 2011. Speakers included World Bank President Robert Zoellick, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and IMF First Deputy Managing Director, David Lipton.

Presenters from these three institutions discussed the most pressing issues in international trade, such as value added trade, protectionism and trade policies amid high and volatile food prices. Doug Irwin of Dartmouth College delivered the keynote speech on trade and exchange rates.



9:00 - 9:30 Introductory Remarks

  • Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO (via video conference)


9:30 - 11:00 am Session 1: Trade Policy in an Era of High and Volatile Food Prices
Agricultural Trade Reform and Food Security

Food Prices and the Multiplier Effect of Export Policy


11:30 - 1:00 pm Session 2: Value Added Trade
Changing Patterns of Global Trade

Domestic Value Added in Chinese Exports

1:00 - 2:15 pm Panel Discussion
IMF/WB/WTO Trade research, Looking ahead

2:15 - 3:15 pm Keynote lecture
Trade Policy and Exchange Rates

  • Doug Irwin, Dartmouth College


3:45 - 5:45 pm Session 3: Protectionism
Protectionist Responses to the Crisis: Damage Observed in Product-Level Trade

Macroeconomic Determinants of Antidumping and Temporary Trade Barriers: Evidence from
the Great Recession

Landlocked or Policy Locked? How Services Trade Protection Deepens Economic Isolation


5:45 - 6:00 pm Concluding Remarks

  • David Lipton, IMF First Deputy Managing Director