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Shifting Patterns of Globalization: Trade, Migration and North American Integration

Jno. Owens Conference 70th Anniversary

SMU and Dallas Fed

Policymakers around the world are increasingly questioning the benefits of free trade and international migration. The Jno. E. Owens Foundation, in collaboration with the Tower Center at Southern Methodist University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Mosbacher Institute in the George H.W. Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University, is bringing together leading economics and policy scholars to study the rapidly shifting patterns of globalization with a focus on:

  • Global trade and the return of industrial policy.
  • The impact on the North American economy, supply chains and prospects for further economic integration.
  • Rapidly changing trends in international migration.


  • Thursday, April 11: Reception and opening keynote dinner hosted at SMU
  • Friday, April 12: Conference hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


  • Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum
    5900 Bishop Blvd.
    Dallas, TX 75205
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    2200 N. Pearl St.
    Dallas, TX 75201



Thursday, April 11: SMU Meadows Museum
6:00 p.m. Keynote dinner program
  Michael A. Clemens, George Mason University
Moderator: Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Friday, April 12: Dallas Fed
8:00 a.m. Registration and check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcome remarks
Mark Wynne, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
8:40 a.m. Panel 1: Global Trade and Industrial Policy
Laura Alfaro, Harvard Business School
Derek Scissors, American Enterprise Institute
Caroline Freund, University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy
Moderator: Thomas Osang, Southern Methodist University
10:10 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Panel 2: North American Trade and Integration
Eugene Beaulieu, University of Calgary
Hale Utar, Grinnell College
Manuel Sánchez González, Spruceview Capital Partners
Moderator: Raymond Robertson, Texas A&M University
11:50 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Keynote lunch program
Adam Posen, Peterson Institute
Moderator: Kathleen Cooper, SMU
1:30 p.m. Break
1:35 p.m. Panel 3: Migration

Jeanne Batalova, Migration Policy Institute
Nicole Simpson, Colgate University
Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Raymond Robertson, Texas A&M University
Moderator: Jim Hollifield, Southern Methodist University

3:05 p.m. Closing remarks and adjourn