8 May 2023
Global Economic Governance, 16:30, Silva Casa Auditorium, World Trade Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, Bern, Switzerland
Bernauer, Thomas

GEG Seminar with Prof Dr Thomas Bernauer: Sustainability Governance of Global Supply Chains

The 5th Global Economic Governance of this semester is on May 8. Don't miss it! Register today!

The first part of the presentation will focus on the extent to which high-income democratic countries are “outsourcing” environmental impacts of consumption to other countries via global supply chains. It will also shed light on the main policy instruments that are, thus far, used in trying to mitigate such outsourcing.

The second part will then center on political obstacles to internalizing environmental impacts of consumption, with a focus on research results from choice experiments on consumer and citizen preferences on sustainability governance of global supply chains. 

Speaker Biography

Thomas Bernauer is a professor of political science at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He was the founding director of ETH Zurich’s Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP) and is a lead author in IPCC working group II. His research focuses on environmental policy and international trade issues, based on macro-level quantitative research, micro-level survey embedded experiments, and case study research and interaction with policy-makers and stakeholders. He has published around 150 articles, mainly in political science and environmental sciences journals, has received an ERC Advanced Grant, and received the American Political Science Associations’ Elinor Ostrom career achievement award.


This lecture will take place at the World Trade Institute in Bern and Online (via Zoom). 

To register, please email masters@wti.org 

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