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Conférence IdA-CERALE : "Transnational Integration and Development: How the EU Experience in Eastern Europe could transform Latin America"

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Transnational Integration and Development: How the EU Experience in Eastern Europe could transform Latin America

Conference by prof. Gerald McDermott, Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina with prof. Robert Boyer, EHESS and member of  the Scientific Council of Institut des Amériques, as discussant

Free access with compulsory registration: http://bit.ly/2IuSJVP

Can the expansion of trade really improve human development and institutions in the emerging market countries?  It is increasingly clear that the creation of regional or global markets are no longer about trade and financial liberalization. Rather it is mainly about regulatory integration and the attendant conflicts.  We examine how the extension of regulatory and trade regimes to less developed countries affects these conflict – in terms of the real implementation of the new rules and the distribution of economic benefits and costs.  The inclusion of less developed countries into trade and transnational regimes radically changes how we understand sustainable global markets and also sustained social and economic growth.  We focus on the paradox of integration:  the “best” rules and regulations from the advanced world can potentially improve the competitiveness of firms and the quality of institutions in emerging market countries.  But they also could cause massive dislocation and authoritarian movements.  How do you reduce the latter and expand the former?   We argue that transnational markets do not emerge in a sustainable fashion by merely liberalizing trade or by imposing the same rules on countries at the different levels of development. Rather, we offer a new framework that allows one to: assess the variety of institutional and distributional outcomes from different integration strategies; and identify the combinations of goals and means that shape the different institutional and developmental paths. The presentation is the framework from my recent book with Laszlo Bruszt.  We draw on mainly cases on food safety, labor conditions and environmental regulation from Latin America and Eastern Europe. 

Gerald A. McDermott is Professor of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina, where he is the Academic Director of the Ph.D. Program in International Business and the Faculty Director of Folks Center for International Business.  He served as the Academic Director of the Master of International Business Program from 2012 to 2019.  He is also Senior Research Fellow at IAE Business School in Argentina. He was previously Assistant Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. He was the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in 2013.  He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

See: www.geraldamcdermott.com .

Robert Boyer is a French political economist trained at Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences-Po Paris and Paris 1 University. Previously senior research at CNRS and professor at EHESS, he is now Fellow at Institut des Amériques, Paris. He has developed a historical and comparative analysis of the institutional transformations of capitalism, under the label of Régulation theory.  Read the edited volume “Evolving Diversity and Interdependence of Capitalisms. Transformations of Regional Integration in EU and Asia”, Springer Nature 2018. 

See also website: http://robertboyer.org


Organized by CERALE (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche Amérique latine Europe à ESCP) and the Institut des Amériques

Date: March 23, 6:30 pm

Venue: ESCP République Campus, room Europe, 79 avenue de la République - 75011, métro Saint-Maur, ligne 3


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