Charles Goode Oration - Nationalism versus multilateralism: how does globalisation end?
We are delighted to announce that Martin Daunton, Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the prestigious Charles Goode Oration for 2019, titled "Nationalism versus multilateralism: how does globalisation end?"
Audio from this event is available as a podcast.
The pursuit of national self-interest and the imperatives of the global economy are always in tension and can decline into destructive economic nationalism (as in the 1930s) or into 'hyper-globalisation' at the end of the 20th century. After the Second World War, the Bretton Woods regime struck a balance between the two forces. The world now faces a critical moment as it did at the end of the previous era of globalisation before the First World War: will multilateralism be overturned by economic nationalism or can a new balance be found?
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Martin Daunton is an author, historian and lecturer. His interests include the economic history of Britain since 1700, the shifting boundaries between the market and state, the politics of public finance, the relations between national and international economic policies, and debates over intergenerational equity. He has published and lectured widely on these areas and is particularly concerned to engage with policy makers and practitioners with an interest in the historical background to current issues. Martin Daunton was Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge from 1997 until his retirement in 2015; he was also Master of Trinity Hall and Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.