Globalisation: Undermining or Enhancing Labour Standards? | University of Oxford

Globalisation: Undermining or Enhancing Labour Standards?

Professor Alan Bogg, Professor Sandra Fredman, Dr Nghia Pham
2:00 - 3:30
Blavatnik School of Government
Walton Street

Seminar Room 3

Lectures and seminars

Rising inequality is leading many to question the merits of globalisation, and is being hotly debated in the wake of the Brexit vote in the UK, in the US Presidential election campaign, and in many developing countries.
This panel brings together experts to delve behind the headlines, share their research findings, and discuss the policy options that governments can take to improve labour standards. When does economic integration raise or lower labour standards? What policy measures should governments take? Should other countries follow the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, which contains most stringent labour provisions of any free trade deal to date?