Distinguished Lecture on Globalization

The 2021 Lecture: Beata Javorcik

Globalization after the Trade War and Covid-19: Business as Usual, or Not?

The 2021 Distinguished Lecture on Globalization will be given by Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and moderated by Douglas A. Irwin, John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth.

Date: Tuesday, November 2
Time: 12:15–1:30 p.m. ET

Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. Before taking up her position at Oxford, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focused on research, lending operations and policy advice. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.

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. Irwin is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He 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. Before joining Dartmouth, Irwin taught at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Previous Lectures

In November 2020, Pinelopi (Penny) Goldberg delivered the inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Globalization entitled "Development in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic".

Pinelopi (Penny) Koujianou Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She was Chief Economist of the World Bank Group between November 2018 and March 2020. Goldberg is President elect of the Econometric Society (for 2021) and has previously served as Vice-President of the American Economic Association. From 2011-2017 she was Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recipient of Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Sloan Research Fellowships, and recipient of the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences.  

Goldberg is an applied microeconomist drawn to policy-relevant questions in trade and development.  She has exploited a broad set of methodological approaches to investigate the determinants and effects of trade policies, intellectual property rights protection in developing countries, exchange rate passthrough, pricing to market, and international price discrimination. Her most recent research examines the resurgence of protectionism in the U.S., trade, poverty and inequality, the interplay between informality and trade liberalization in the presence of labor market frictions, and legal discrimination against women.

Goldberg holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Freiburg, Germany and a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University.