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A Conversation with Minister Bruno Le Maire & Professor Richard Baldwin

Organized by CTEI & The Geneva Trade Platform
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Online Event

The Geneva Trade Platform and the Graduate Institute are honored to invite you to join us virtually for remarks by French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery, Bruno Le Maire, who will be joined for a dialogue on the post-COVID global economy by our own Prof. Richard Baldwin.

This event will take place on 1 April at 14:30-15:15 CET

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Welcome remarks


  • Bruno Le Maire | French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery
  • Richard Baldwin | Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute Geneva


  • Carolyn Deere Birkbeck | Director, Forum on Trade Environment & the SDGs (TESS), Senior Researcher, Global Governance Centre, The Graduate Institute Geneva

speaker bios


bruno le maire

Bruno Le Maire, born on 15th April 1969, is a French politician, diplomat and author (“L’ange et la bête” (Gallimard)). He is France’s Minister for finance and the economy since May 2017. He started his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He worked in the ‘Cabinets’ of various Ministers before being appointed adviser and then chief of staff for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. In June 2007, he was elected MP in the Eure département, a post he still holds. In December 2008, he was appointed Minister for European Affairs in François Fillon’s government. He was then Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries between 2009 and 2012.


RICHard baldwin

Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Co-Director of the CTEI, and founder and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org. He advises governments and international organisations around the world, and is a prolific author. His latest book is The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work(2019 Oxford University Press). Previously, he was President of the Centre of Economic Policy Research (2014 to 2018), and worked in the Bush White House (1990 to 1991).