Ernesto Zedillo Chronicle of Work


“New Era of Nuclear Rearmament” (PDF opens in new window)
February 21, 2019

Ernesto Zedillo on globalization, NAFTA and the wall (PDF opens in new window)
Transcript of podcast, Dollar and Sense
David Dollar, Brookings Institution
March 15, 2019

The Past Decade and the Future of Globalization (PDF opens in new window)
Towards a New Enlightenment? A Transcendent Decade
BBVA/Open Mind

“Meeting Challenges or Matching Challengers?” (PDF opens in new window)
Meeting Globalization’s Challenges: Policies to Make Trade Work for All
Luis A. V. Catao and Maurice Obstfeld, Editors
Foreword by Christine Lagarde
IMF, 2019

“Drug Policy in Mexico: The Cause of a National Tragedy” (PDF opens in new window)
A Radical but Indispensable Proposal to Fix It”
University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law
Volume 41:1

Keynote Address (PDF opens in new window)
F20 High Level Forum
Tokyo, June 2019

“Act Now to Save the WTO” (PDF opens in new window)
December 10, 2019


“Trump Retreats from Leadership Yet Again”
Washington Post
March 26, 2018

“Mexico and Canada, Don’t Cave to Trump”
Washington Post/World Post
May 7, 2018

“How Mexico and Canada saved NAFTA”
Washington Post/World Post
October 8, 2018

“Challenging the Challengers of Globalization”
Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Lecture on International Affairs
Brown University
November 12, 2018

“Globalization in the Times of Political and Academic Populism”
Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series, Princeton University
December 6, 2018

“We Can’t Go Cold Turkey: Why Suppressing Drug Markets Endangers Society”
Nick Werle and Ernesto Zedillo
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Volume 46, 2018


“Mexico can thrive without Trump”
Washington Post
January 27, 2017

“The Political Economy of Social Inclusion”
Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2017, Bangkok
February 2, 2017

Monetary and Banking Conference Address
Central Bank of Argentina, Buenos Aires
September, 2017

“Don’t Blame Ricardo – take responsibility for domestic political choices”
Cloth for Wine? The Relevance of Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage in the 21st Century
Simon J. Evenett, Editor Centre for Economic Policy Research Press, 2017

“On Populism”
Lecture at the Latin America Forum
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
April 21, 2017


“The Mounting Challenge of Global Governance”
The Graduate Institute
February 24, 2016

Shared Border, Shared Future: A Blueprint to Regulate US-Mexico Labor Mobility
Report of the Center for Global Development Working Group on innovations in bilateral cooperation to regulate US-Mexico labor mobility in the 21st century
Co-Chairs: Ernesto Zedillo and Carlos Gutierrez

“Drug Policy: A Shameful Failure of Modern Civilization”
Ending the War on Drugs
Introduction by Richard Branson
Virgin Books, 2016


Global Harmonized Carbon Pricing: Looking Beyond Paris
Conference Proceedings
Introduction, Ernesto Zedillo
May, 2015

“The New Normal –In China and Everywhere: Opportunity for Better Global Governance?”
Inaugural Ma Yinchu Memorial Lecture
Tianjin University, Tianjin China
At the 120th anniversary of Tianjin University
October 2015

Mahbub ul Haq Lecture
Georgetown University
November 2015

Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?
Overview, Ernesto Zedillo
Ernesto Zedillo, Olivier Cattaneo, Haynie Wheeler, Editors
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, 2015


“NAFTA at 20: Where do we go from here?”
Americas Quarterly
February 2014


Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally: Leveraging Migration & Human Capital in the U.S., Mexico and Central America
Final Report of the Regional Migration Study Group
Co-Chairs: Ernesto Zedillo, Eduardo Stein, Carlos Gutierrez
Migration Policy Institute and the Wilson Center
May 2013

“Is there hope for a green tomorrow?”
Facing Tomorrow 2013: The Human Factor in Shaping Tomorrow
Fifth Israeli Presidential Conference, Jerusalem
June 2013

Globalization in an Age of Crisis: Multilateral Economic Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century
Robert Feenstra and Alan Taylor, Editors
Ernesto Zedillo Comment on “Preferential Trade Agreement and the World Trading System: A Multilateralist View” by Pravin Krisha
Bank of England and NBER Conference, September 2011
Conference Volume published December 2013


“Latin America’s Development Experience and Challenges”
Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecture Series
University of Ghana
March, 2012

“The United States and Latin America: The Urgency of a more Intense and Productive Relationship”
Columbus Council on World Affairs.
May 2, 2012

After the Fall: The Future of Global Cooperation
Geneva Reports of the World Economy 14
Jeffry Frieden, Michael Pettis, Dani Rodrik, Ernesto Zedillo
International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)
July 2012

Deepening Democracy: A Strategy for Improving the Integrity of Elections Worldwide
Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security
Chair, Kofi Annan; Vice Chair, Ernesto Zedillo

Rethinking the “War on Drugs” Through the US-Mexico Prism
Overview by Ernesto Zedillo
Ernesto Zedillo, Haynie Wheeler, Editors
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, 2012


“Global Trade and Financial Architecture Final Report”
Co-Chairs: Patrick Messerlin and Ernesto Zedillo
Project Period: June 2008 to June 2011

The War on Drugs
Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy
June 2011

“The G20 Must Get Serious”
New York Times/International Herald Tribune
Gordon Brown, Felipe Gonzalez, Ernesto Zedillo
September 18, 2011

Public Services Summit Speech
Oslo, Norway
December 2011

“The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy by Dani Rodrik”
Book Review by Ernesto Zedillo
Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 49, No. 4, December 2011


Leadership Award speech
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
May 4, 2010

“Developing Countries and the WTO Predicament”
Ernesto Zedillo, Chairman
Chairman’s Statement
May 2010

“The Financial Crisis: Macroeconomic and Global Responses”
Remarks at panel organized by Jeffry Frieden
American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington DC
September 2010

Natural Resource Charter
October 2010

“Global Challenges; Global Imbalances; Responsibilities for All”
Beijing Forum: The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All – Commitments and Responsibilities for a Better World
November 5, 2010

“The G20: Captive in the prison of mercantilism”
November 18, 2010


“The multilateral trading system: a response to its challengers”*
The Collapse of Global Trade, murky protectionism, and the crisis: recommendations for the G20
Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett, Editors publication

Also the Inaugural TAIT Lecture (Thinking Ahead International Trade)
Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
The Graduate Institute, Geneva
February 24, 2009

“Latin America: 200 Years of Solitude”
Walter E. Edge Lecture
2009 Program in Latin American Studies Distinguished Speaker
Princeton University
March, 2009

“Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift”
Statement by the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy
Co-presidents: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Cesar Gaviria, Ernesto Zedillo

“Facilitating an International Agreement on Climate Change: Adaptation to Climate Change”
A Proposal of the Global Leadership for Climate Action
June 2009

“Responding to the Crisis and Preparing Recovery: GTFA Contributions”
The Global Trade and Financial Architecture Project
July 2009

“La Primera Crisis Global del Siglo XXI: Punto de Inflexión –para bien o para mal- de América Latina?”
14th Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)
October 2009

“Drawing the Lessons from the Crisis: Reforming the Global Architecture to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century”
The Global Trade and Financial Architecture Project
November 2009

Repowering the World Bank for the 21st Century
Report of the High-Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance
Chair, Ernesto Zedillo
October 2009

Valedictory Remarks by Ernesto Zedillo
Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2009
Towards Copenhagen: An Equitable and Ethical Approach

Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers
Final Report
International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament


“Mexican Crisis; India Terror Attacks”
Transcript of appearance with Fareed Zakaria, CNN, Host: Global Public Square
December 7, 2008

“Carbon Prices, Not Quotas”
March 24, 2008

“Save Doha to Save the G20 Summit”
What G20 Leaders Must do to Stabilize our Economy and fix the financial system
Barry Eichengreen, Richard Baldwin, editors publication

Reinforcing the Global Nuclear Order for Peace and Prosperity: The Role of the IAEA to 2020 and Beyond
Report of an independent Commission on the future of the International Atomic Energy Agency at the request of the Director General
May, 2008

The Growth Report:
Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development

Report of the Commission on Growth and Development

Final Report
International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice

Rethinking U.S.-Latin America Relations: A Hemispheric Partnership for a Turbulent World
Report of the Partnership for the Americas Commission
The Brookings Institution
Co-Chairs: Thomas Pickering, Ernesto Zedillo

Making the Law Work for Everyone
Report of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor


Yale Symposium on the Stern Review
Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, Published October 30, 2006
Introduction by Ernesto Zedillo
February 2007

The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence
Ernesto Zedillo, ed.
“Introduction” by Ernesto Zedillo
Routledge Press

“Surviving the Doha Round”
Global Trade and Poor Nations
Bernard Hoekman and Marcelo Olarreago, Editors
Introduction by Ernesto Zedillo
Brookings Institution Press, 2007


“Nuclear Attack – the Worst Threat”
January 9, 2006

Meeting Global Challenges: International Cooperation in the National Interest
Final Report of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods
Co-Chairs: Tidjane Thiam and Ernesto Zedillo
Full Report and Executive Summary

2006 Sustainable Development Leadership Award Lecture
World Sustainable Development Summit
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

“Latin Blues”
March 27, 2006

“The WTO’s Biggest Problem at 10: Surviving the Doha Round”
Speech delivered at conference “WTO at 10: Governance, Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries,” Columbia University, April 7, 2006

“China: Rich Country, Poor Country”
May 22, 2006

Monfort Lecture
Colorado State University
September 28, 2006


Trade for Development
Report of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Trade
Co-Chairs: Patrick Messerlin, Ernesto Zedillo
Lead Authors: Ernesto Zedillo, Patrick Messerlin, Julia Nielson

Reforming the United Nations for Peace and Security
Proceedings of a Workshop to Analyze the Report of the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
Overview, by Ernesto Zedillo
March 2005

Downey Lecture
Yale University Downey Fellowship
Timothy Dwight College
April 6, 2005

“Presentation of a Chapter of the Millennium Project”
Annual Bank Conference on Development (ABCDE)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 24, 2005

“China – Wrong Whipping Boy”
July 25, 2005

Forbes Articles

Latin American Puzzles, January 10
A World Without the UN?, March 28
Argentina or the “Principles”?, May 23
China – Wrong Whipping Boy*, July 25
A Trade Fiction, September 19
Climate Change: Prudence or Venture?, November 14


“Pause for Reflection on the WTO System”
Cordell Hull Institute

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor
Report of the Commission on the Private Sector and Development, UNDP
Co-Chairs: Paul Martin, Ernesto Zedillo
March, 2004

Forbes Articles

Making Business Work for the Poor, March 29
On China’s Rise, May 24
Last Chance to Avert Hibernation, July 26
Uncertain Future for Free Trade, September 20
Resilience Is Not Forever, November 15


“On the New International Disorder”
Second Annual Stavros S. Niarchos Lecture
Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
May 19, 2003

Forbes Articles

Will the Doha Round Implode in 2003?, February 3
When Diplomacy Flunks, April 28
Mend the Crack and Put Doha Back on Track, June 23
To Be or Not to Be at Cancun, September 1
Mysteries of Trade Diplomacy, November 10
Self-Inflicted China Syndrome, December 10


Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development
March 18-22, 2002
Monterrey, Mexico

Four Freedoms Award Speech
Ernesto Zedillo recipient of Freedom from Fear Award
June 6, 2002

Forbes Articles

Cry, Argentina, Cry, February 18
The Monterrey Consensus, May 27
All Politics is Global, Too, July 8
Latin America, the Wrong Hangover, September 2
Unilateralism is Self-Defeating, October 28
Lula: The End of Latin American Populism?, December 23


Report of the High-Level Panel on Financing for Development
Chair, Ernesto Zedillo
At the request of Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
June 25, 2001

Globalization and the Changing Role of States
2001 Annual Meeting of the Trilateral Commission, London

Forbes articles

Globaphobia, March 19
A New Round, Now or…, May 14
Free Trade is the Best Diplomacy, July 23
Financing for Development, September 17
Latin America – Another Victim on Sept. 11, November 12
A New Round at Last, December 24