• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Session Details

TPM24 Accelerator: A Presentation by Marc Levinson, Economist, Historian, and Author of "The Box," the Definitive History of Container Shipping

Tuesday, 5 March

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm (PST) / 05/mar/2024 08:10 pm - 05/mar/2024 08:40 pm
Marc Levinson is the author of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, considered the definitive account of “how a seemingly simple innovation made globalization possible,” as Levinson states it. His most recent project, Outside the Box, presents “an unorthodox history of globalization … showing that the international economic relationships we’ve known since the late 1980s, based on intricate long-distance value chains, are only a stage in the process of globalization — a stage that was waning long before Trump, Brexit, and COVID-19.” Levinson’s career began as a journalist with stints at Time magazine, the Bureau of National Affairs (now part of Bloomberg), The Journal of Commerce in New York, and Newsweek. He served as finance and economics editor of The Economist, created the industry economics function at JP Morgan Chase, and later was senior fellow for international business at the Council on Foreign Relations and managed transportation and industry analysis for the US Congress at the Congressional Research Service. In his TPM24 Accelerator talk, Marc will draw from his extensive knowledge to place container shipping and supply chains in the current context of global economics and geopolitics and tell us where it’s all headed.
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