Growing economic integration has become a major concern among policymakers and international institutions in the 1990s. In light of this concern, the practitioners and academics contributing to the Brookings Trade Forum 1999 have focused on key aspects of governing in a global economy. This is the second in the Brookings Institution series of annual volumes that provide the most authoritative and in-depth analysis available on current and emerging issues in international trade. The 1999 edition focuses on governing in a global economy. Contents include: "Policies in a Globalized Economy" by Paul R. Krugman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Domestic Political Resistance to U.S. Global Leadership" by I. M. Destler, University of Maryland and Institute for International Economics "The Future of the World Trade Organization"" by Sylvia Ostry, University of Toronto "Fin de Siecle Deja Vu: Is Globalization Today Really Different than Globalization a Hundred Years Ago?" by Michael Bordo, Rutgers University, Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley, and Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College "Governing the Global Economy: Does One Architectural Style Fit All?" by Dani Rodrik, Harvard University
Susan M. Collins is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and a professor of economics at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA. Her publications focus on various dimensions of economic policy and performance for developing countries. Robert Z. Lawrence is Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1998 to 2000. Lawrence has also been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His books include Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade (Brookings, 1998) and Single World, Divided Nations? International Trade and the OECD Labor Markets (Brookings/OECD, 1996).