Looking from the early 2000s, the rise in international trade and financial flows seemed almost inexorable. Yet, political opposition to greater integration grew significantly over the past decade. This opposition intensified with the pandemic, which led people to question how dependent they should be on other countries for supplies of essential goods.
What does this growing opposition portend for the future of globalization? And how does it play out in the political sphere in the U.S. and in other countries? To discuss these issues, EconoFact Chats welcomes back Jeffry Frieden of Harvard University.
Jeff is a Professor and Chair of the Government Department at Harvard University.