Are We Facing the End of Globalization?

Many experts are predicting the end of globalization. This seems to make sense given the 2008 financial crisis, the increase in economic nationalism, the COVID pandemic, the disruption of supply chains, and the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war. But should we really expect globalization to decline?

On June 15, 2022 (ET), Wharton Prof. Ezekiel (Zeke) Hernandez used the latest facts to argue that these shocks only cause temporary dips in cross-border exchange. In the medium to long run, the evidence suggests that global business will continue to thrive. But the winners and losers will change, as they always do.

This event was a part of PWCC’s “Penn at Work — Making Your Future” series, which covers carefully curated topics that will define the future and reshape humanity through the lens of our students, faculty, alumni, and industry leaders.

​​Watch the full event recording above.