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13th Ruhr Graduate Summer School

25.09-29.09.2017

Amercia First, Brexit & Co: Is globalization on the retreat?

In many countries, globalization and its effects are currently srcutinized and protectionist measures considered. What is the impact of these developments on trade flows? Who are the winners and losers?

This year’s Ruhr Graduate Summer School, taking place for the thirteenth time at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), was concerned with the analysis of the potential consequences of these devlopments. Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen, Chair of International Economic Relations, was again able to win internationally renowned colleagues for the week-long workshop: Edward Balistreri from the Colorado School of Mines, USA, and Christoph Bohringer of the University of Oldenburg. The group of participants was also international, coming primarily from other European countries.

Among the participants of the fully-booked, fee-based event were also representatives from ministries and research institutes. "This mix of basic research and scientific policy advising is the particular charm of this event," said Clausen.

The annual workshop is offered by the Ruhr Graduate School of Economics (RGS Econ). RGS Econ is an internationally renowned doctoral program in economics, operated jointly by the Universities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen and the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research.