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Economic Ideas Forum features global trade policy expert Doug Irwin

Friday, April 19, 2019

Doug Irwin

U.S. trade policy expert Doug Irwin spoke at the Economic Ideas Forum on April 18.

“Giant Leaps Series: Economic Ideas Forum Featuring Doug Irwin” was a fireside chat about trade policy and negotiations strategy that took place in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Joining Irwin was David Hummels, the Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management, and David Schoorman, associate dean for executive education and global programs, and professor of management.

The event was a part of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Series celebrating 150 Years of Giant Leaps. This yearlong celebration is highlighting Purdue’s remarkable history of giant leaps, while focusing on what giant leaps Purdue can take to address the world’s problems. This event also was the keynote for the Purdue University Research Center in Economics’ Economic Ideas Forum, which is sponsored by the Hugh and Judy Pence family.

Irwin, the John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has also served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Irwin has written many books and articles on trade policy and economic history, including “Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy.” He has over 25 years of undergraduate teaching experience as well as extensive experience in speaking to audiences about the lessons of economic history for current public policy.

The faculty symposia, which was open to the public, took place in the Krannert School of Management’s Rawls Hall and featured various faculty sessions that will discuss the latest research on a variety of topics.