NOVEMBER 18, 2023






UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its 4th biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues: Deglobalization and Fragmentation, on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

The Clausen conference will host prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants.  This year we welcome Pinelopi Goldberg, Elihu Professor of Economics and Professor of Management at Yale University, to give the keynote address.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a lively and stimulating event.



8:30-9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:15am Opening Remarks
9:15-10:30am Session 1 – Energy and Resources Trade

Moderator: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
Cullen Hendrix (Peterson Institute and University of Denver)
Catherine Wolfram (Harvard Kennedy School)

10:30-11:00am Break
11:00-12:30pm Session 2 – Semiconductors, export restrictions and CHIPs Act

Moderator: Matilde Bombardini
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (University of California, Berkeley)
Chad Bown (Peterson Institute)
Aaron (Ronnie) Chatterjie (White House and Duke University) TBC
Alan Estevez (Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security) TBC

12:30-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:15pm Session 3 – Financial issues related to de-dollarization and international capital flows

Moderator: Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley)
Trish Mosser (Columbia University)
Gene Frieda (London School of Economics and Caxton)
Stephen Poloz (invited)

3:15-3:45pm Break
3:45-4:45pm Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture
Keynote: Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University)
4:45-5:00pm Closing remarks
5:00-6:00pm Reception

All sessions will be held at:

Chou Hall
Spieker Forum (6th Floor)
Cheit Ln, Berkeley, CA 94720


Parking and Transportation

Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact to request a permit.


To Be Announced

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Le Meridien San Francisco, 333 Battery Street, San Francisco
Reservations can be made by contacting
The discounted nightly rate is $349.





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Panel on Economics and Geopolitics in U.S. International Relations: China, Europe, and the Global South

Panel on Economics and Geopolitics in U.S. International Relations: China, Europe, and the Global South

On Thursday, Feb. 16, starting at noon the Clausen Center and UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix will co-sponsor a panel discussion on ‘Economics and Geopolitics in U.S. International Relations: China, Europe, and the Global South”. The event will be held in the Spieker Forum, 6th Floor, Chou Hall, of the Haas School of Business.


The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have reshaped global geopolitics, trade, and security. How will these changes affect the relationship between the US and China, Europe, and the Global South? How will they impact US firms operating globally, and how might foreign leaders — and notably the Chinese leadership — respond? In this panel discussion, a group of distinguished scholars will answer these questions and address the possible implications for the global multilateral order established in the second half of the 20th century.


Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former justice of the Supreme Court of California

James Fearon, Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor, Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Economic Counsellor and the Director of Research, International Monetary Fund; S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, UC Berkeley Department of Economics and at the Haas School of Business

Laura Tyson, Class of 1939 Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics, UC Berkeley

John Zysman (moderator), Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, co-founder/co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy

Sergii Kiiashko Named Clausen Ukraine Fellow

Sergii Kiiashko Named Clausen Ukraine Fellow

Sergii Kiiashko, an assistant professor at the Kyiv School of Economics and a senior researcher at the Department of Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis of the National Bank of Ukraine, has been named the Clausen Center Ukraine Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellowship, part of a joint effort by the UC Berkeley Department of Economics and the Haas School of Business, is designed to support Ukrainian business and economics scholarship during the ongoing war. The program is coordinated by Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics Yuriy Gorodnichenko.

Kiiashko’s research interests include macroeconomics and international economics, with a focus on economic policy during crises. He received his doctorate in 2018 from Princeton University.

Mathilde Muñoz Wins WTO 2022 Essay Award for Young Economists

Mathilde Muñoz Wins WTO 2022 Essay Award for Young Economists

The winner of the 2022 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists is Mathilde Muñoz of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality at the University of California, Berkeley. Her paper, “Trading Non-Tradables: The Implications of Europe’s Job Posting Policy”, was ranked first by the Selection Panel. She was presented with her prize of CHF 5,000 at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group in Groningen (the Netherlands) on 8 September 2022. Muñoz is an affiliated faculty member with the Clausen Center.

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Clausen Center Faculty Director Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Named IMF Economic Counsellor

Clausen Center Faculty Director Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Named IMF Economic Counsellor

Today, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced its intention to appoint the Faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, as its new Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, starting January 24, 2022. Pierre-Olivier writes: “I am deeply honored to be appointed as the IMF’s Economic Counsellor. I look forward very much to working with my new IMF colleagues to navigate many of the important global economic issues of our times. I also want to express my deepest thanks to UC Berkeley for making it possible for me to serve in this position.” Please refer any media enquiries to
> Read the IMF’s press release