New book out in 2019: Revolutionizing World Trade: How Disruptive Technologies Open Opportunity for All
Nextrade Group CEO Kati Suominen will publish her 10th book, Revolutionizing World Trade: How Disruptive Technologies Open Opportunity for All, with Stanford University Press in 2019.
A definite reader on globalization in the 21st century, the book argues that emerging technologies are upending the conceptual lens that has defined globalization and guided thousands of global trade policy decisions, business investments, and development assistance programs for the past 30 years. Suominen argues we are on the cusp of a new era of globalization, one that can be the most dynamic, inclusive and prosperous yet -- provided that governments play it right.
Will 22nd century economic historians will look back on today as an era of technological miracles that created a global economic renaissance and enabled people around the world gain from trade? Or will the global economy balkanize in the face of digital protectionism and trade wars just as in the 19th century, when countries used tariffs to collect revenue and nurture infant industries, a self-defeating approach that took over a century to correct?
Revolutionizing World Trade shines a light on the clash between an emerging wave of possibilities and outdated policies that arrest it, and develops a bold policy agenda for governments and aid agencies to follow, to create an era of globalization for all.