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CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

Lunch Time Meeting

What Benefit?

Presentation of new Pew Research Report on Global and European views on Trade


People in advanced and emerging economies alike generally agree that growing trade and business ties with other nations are good for their country, at least in theory.
But as a new Pew Research Center report finds, far fewer are convinced that increased trade results in more jobs, higher wages or lower prices at home – all benefits frequently touted by economists and proponents of international trade.

Join Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research Center, as he presents the key findings of the report. The research was based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted among 30,133 respondents in 27 countries from May 14 to Aug. 12, 2018. The nations included in the survey account for roughly two-thirds of the global gross domestic product.

The presentation will also touch on specific findings from Europe: More than eight-in-ten Europeans think trade is good for their country. Yet only four-in-ten Europeans say international commerce creates jobs, while about a third believe trade leads to job losses. Roughly a third also hold the view that trade undermines wages, more than the share who think it leads to wage increases.

This session will be presided by Steven Blockmans, Head of CEPS’ Europe in the World Unit.

Registration and sandwich lunch from 12.30 – Meeting from 13.15 to 14.30
Click here to download the Pew Report

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Steven Blockmans

Director of Research

Speakers list
Bruce Stokes

Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center