The slowdown in global trade has left economists and others wondering about the future implications of the trend, and whether it is the result of short-term cyclical forces or longer-term structural factors. This study explores the reasons behind the slowdown and what it could mean for growth in the future. getAbstract recommends this academic report to economists and others interested in the implications of this trend.
In this summary, you will learn
- What accounts for the slowdown in global trade growth since the global financial crisis and
- What that implies for global trade in the future.
About the Authors
Cristina Constantinescu and Michele Ruta are economists at the International Monetary Fund, while Aaditya Mattoo is a research manager at the World Bank.