The seminar ‘The history of governance of trade and international finance’ was held at the European University Institute in Florence on 14 November 2018.
This seminar discussed the history of the architecture of economic challenges, starting from the changes in the 1970s that challenged the balance of the postwar international system and focusing on the important landmarks of the 1990s, when the end of the Cold War ushered in a new optimism for the build-up of a truly global governance system, including more countries and new fields of cooperation. Similarly as this optimism looked misplaced in hindsight, to today’s challenges to multilateralism may echo those of the past. The ultimate aim of this seminar was to discuss what what the history of the architecture of economic governance can tell us about its challenges today.
Full abstract and programme are available on the event page.