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Making Trade Inclusive: How to Manage Trade Adjustment

Event | 16 - 17 November 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan


In many developed countries, people feel overwhelmed by globalization and are afraid of the adjustments it might require. Recent evidence suggests that globalization can indeed have a significant negative impact on local and regional labor markets but that it is not the main or only factor requiring adjustments. Technological progress can also induce significant adjustments on labor markets, yet, we do not have comprehensive, solid, empirical evidence on how trade interacts with technological progress and other factors, or on the relative importance of each of those forces.


  • To better understand how sectors, firms, and workers in Asia have adjusted to trade opening and transformed the region into an engine of economic growth and inclusive development;
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of government policies aimed at smoothing the adjustment process;
  • To find out how current trends in Asia, such as urbanization and ageing, might facilitate or hinder future adjustment to trade opening; and
  • To study how income inequality, wealth accumulation, and regional disparities affect trade.


About 50 participants.


  • a book in collaboration with the WTO and the IADB
  • working papers

How to register

Register here.




World Trade Organization (WTO) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Time of event

Day 1: 09:00 - 18:00
Day 2: 09:30 - 14:00 (Tentative)