What We Think, What We Know: Attitudes and Evidence on Trade and Jobs




Trade talks are taking place all over the world with the US at the center of some of the most important negotiations – and of the debate about trade and jobs. New findings from the Pew Research Center reveal how people believe trade affects jobs and well-being in their countries and regions. OECD has examined the available evidence on the actual effects of trade on growth and employment. Where do perceptions match the data and where do they diverge? And what can policymakers learn by listening to both?

WITA is bringing together these two research strongholds to compare and contrast the attitudes and facts that are driving the future of global trade right now. Join us for a conversation with Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center’s Director of Economic Attitudes, and Ken Ash, OECD Director for Trade and Agriculture as they compare their findings to help make trade policy better for workers and businesses. Featuring: Ken ASH, Director of Trade and Agriculture, Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) Bruce STOKES, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center Carol GUTHRIE, Head of the OECD Washington Center, Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) Moderated by: Carol GUTHRIE