Will Economic Globalization End?

Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts

Container ships are seen at a loading terminal during a media tour at the annual news conference of the Hamburg harbor in Germany, February 2017.  Fabian Bimmer / REUTERS

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with the future of economic globalization. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; the answers from those who responded are below:

Debate Statement

The populist surge in advanced industrial democracies will bring economic globalization to a halt.

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