While finance is going increasingly digital and decentralized, international trade has faced recent setbacks in the shape of protectionist policies such as the Inflation Reduction Act and security issues interfering with open markets. How do existing regulatory institutions and policy frameworks cope with these rapid changes? And who are the people that shape them? Join Stefan Flückiger, the Swiss Deputy State Secretary for International Finance (SIF), to find out. Drawing on his vast experience as policy planner and high-level negotiator on behalf of Switzerland and representing his country in a number of multilateral organizations, Ambassador Flückiger will map out some of the key features and challenges of the shifting international economic and financial order and how its dynamics, its actors and its instruments have changed. He will discuss Switzerland’s new kind of trade in financial services agreements with the UK following Brexit, and the bright future of finance in Switzerland in an age of digital and sustainable finance.
The session will be co-hosted by Marnix Amand, Senior Lecturer for macroeconomics and the economics of the European Union at the Jackson School of Global Affairs, and Simon M. Ingold ’07 MA, a Jackson graduate and YAA Board of Governors member.