Virtual Masterclass: How One Ship Halted Global Trade

Overnight, one ship had swept the headlines across global headlines: the Ever Given. One ship stuck in the Suez Canal was enough to bring global trade crashing to a halt. For every day the canal, experts estimated the economic cost hovered between $6-$10 billion.

And this was not the first time, this year global trade has seen its fair share of challenges each corner of the world faced shut-downs at varying times through the year. Have the production bottlenecks caused this past year by an overreliance on “just-in-time” logisitics change the future of supply chains?

Join us for a master class led by Professor Don Uy Baretta as we explore examine how this past year has upended supply chains globally and what that means for the economy now and in the future.

Tue, Apr 6, 2021 - 7-8pm EST

About the professor

Professor Don Uy-Barreta

Don Uy-Barreta has been teaching economics for nearly 20 years. At Hult, he teaches across all programs from Managerial Economics for MBA to core economic courses in the undergraduate program. Don has guest lectured in Indonesia and the Philippines on the topics of globalization and trade. In addition to his role as an educator, he has also served as an Education Advisory Group Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as a Fellow at the Global Studies department at Stanford University. He was awarded the Professor of the Year award in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

Prior to academia, Don worked for an investment management company for nearly 12 years. His most recent position was as a Portfolio Analyst in the separate managed account platform. Don was part of a team managing over 3,000 different municipal bond accounts worth over $4.5 billion USD. 

He enjoys travelling and visiting the central banks of the countries he visits and is an avid fan of using the Wall Street Journal in his classes to apply the abstract concepts into current real-world applications.

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