Fall ‘Crossroads’ Topics Include Trade Policy Models, Climate Change and More

The public lecture series “Crossroads of Ideas” makes its fall semester debut with “Quantifying the Impact of Disruptive Trade Policies” on Tuesday, September 24.

Mainstream economic wisdom has been challenged by a wave of disruptive trade policies. The talk will highlight the importance of the underlying economic theory in developing and using models to study trade agreements.

Thomas Rutherford
Thomas Rutherford

Thomas Rutherford, professor of agricultural and applied economics at UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, will summarize the strengths, weaknesses and research challenges surrounding the formulation, solution and analysis of multisectoral trade policy models. And Praveen Dixit, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Analysis at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, will speak on how equilibrium analysis of trade policy is approached within the Commerce Department.

The event will take place at the Discovery Building, in the Town Center’s DeLuca Forum at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Crossroads of Ideas regularly invites speakers and discussions on challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

Additional fall events include a panel on the climate future, a keynote and panel on transportation research, and a discussion on personalized cancer care.

See all WID events at wid.wisc.edu/events.

This article originally appeared on morgridge.org. Author: Courtni Kopietz