Friday, September 25, 2015

How should governments deal with those who lose out because of policy decisions? On Sept. 9, 2015, Prof. Michael Trebilcock gave a talk at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) about some of the major themes and case studies in his new Donner-Prize winning book, "Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions." These exemplify the importance of policies that ease the transition costs for losers from what may be generally socially desirable policy changes. Examples include trade policy, immigration policy, institutional reform in developing countries, and climate change policy.

Watch the talk below.