IEA Book Club with Shanker Singham and Alden Abbott


  • 17/05/2023
    17:30 - 19:30
The IEA Book Club will be hosting an upcoming event with Shanker Singham and Alden Abbott on their latest book, “Trade, Competition and Domestic Regulatory Policy”. This event will take place on Wednesday 17th May from 17:30 – 19:30 at the IEA Westminster offices. Chairing this event will be Mark Littlewood (Director General).

Trade, Competition and Domestic Regulatory Policy presents a unique combination of analysis of both international trade and investment policies, and competition and regulatory policies. Increasingly, policymakers, businesses and the law and economics professions need to better understand how changes and policy developments in international trade and competition developed and how their interaction impacts on global business.

In addition to providing a comprehensive analysis of the attempts of international trade theory and practice to deal with tariffs, non-tariff barriers, market distortions and failures to protect various kinds of property rights, this book contains a detailed treatment of how property rights protection, including intangible property rights are a critical element of ensuring open trade and competitive markets. It examines how these rights have developed over time, and how they have been integrated into trade and competition policy.

Shanker Singham is one of the world’s leading international trade and competition lawyers/economists. He is the CEO of Competere and a former cleared advisor to the United States Trade Representative, and former advisor to the Secretary of State for International Trade of the UK. He is also an IEA Fellow, alongside being the former Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit.

Alden Abbott is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, focusing on antitrust issues. Before joining Mercatus, Alden served as the Federal Trade Commission’s General Counsel from 2018 to early 2021, where he represented the Commission in court and provided legal advice to its representatives.

This event is exclusively for IEA Book Club members. For more information on the Book Club, please click the link here or get in touch at [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *