Negotiating Our Economic Future: Trade, Technology, and Diplomacy

by Geoffrey Allen Pigman


Tariffs and trade barriers are rising, diplomatic institutions that have for decades promoted liberal trade are under attack, and global value chains are weakening. And at the root of this crisis, argues Geoff Pigman, is accelerating technological change. This book traces the impact of today’s major technological transformations on global trade and the diplomacy that makes trade possible. Not only is global trade changing, in terms of what is traded and how, but diplomacy in the digital age is changing as well. In Negotiating Our Economic Future, Pigman offers both an insightful analysis of the constraints under which trade operates, as well as pragmatic policy approaches for the diplomatic management of a challenging and potentially dangerous future.

About the Author: 

Geoffrey Allen Pigman, associate researcher in the University of Lausanne's Global Sport and Olympic Studies Center, is a consultant on global strategy, trade, and political economy issues. His books include The World Economic Forum and Contemporary Diplomacy.