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Global Value Chains: Current developments and implications for Europe

Event date
Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Event time
08:00 to 15:00
Event place
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Event Type
Offline Event
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International production is increasingly organised within so-called global value chains where the different stages of the production process are located across different countries. This aspect of globalisation has many implications for trade and investment patterns, productivity performance and the workings of labour markets, as well as for economic measurement.

In this workshop we bring together the work by leading European research institutes, international organizations and private sector initiatives on various aspects of global value chains in order to discuss and identify the most relevant research and policy priorities for the near future.


9.00    Registration and breakfast

9.30 – 9.35  Workshop introduction by Prof. Jagjit Chadha, NIESR Director

9.35 – 11.15  Session 1  chaired by Marta Paczos (NIESR)  –   WATCH BACK SESSION 1 HERE

  • “Genesis of global value chains and their relevance for Europe”, Jürgen Matthes  (German Economic Institute (DIW), Cologne, Germany) – (SLIDES)
  • “Brexit and indirect impact routes through global value chains”, Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö  (Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Finland) – (SLIDES)
  • “Sustainability aspects along global value chains”, Kalpana Dash (Economica Institute of Economic Research, Austria) – (SLIDES)
  • “Global value chain participation and productivity growth in the digital age”, Cecilia Jona-Lasinio (LUISS University and ISTAT, Italy) – (SLIDES)

11.15 – 11.30  Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.45  Session 2  chaired by Ana Rincon-Aznar (NIESR) – WATCH BACK SESSION 2 HERE

  • “Trade in value-added: New evidence on global value chains from recent OECD work”, Sebastian Benz (OECD) – (SLIDES)
  • “Global value chains: current trends and the impact on labour markets”, Adam Jakubik (WTO)
  • “Data challenges for measuring global value chains and their impact: a research agenda”, Rebecca Harding (Coriolis Technologies, UK) – (SLIDES)

12.45  – 14.00   Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Keynote Speech: Robert Stehrer (WIIW, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies) – WATCH BACK SESSION 3 HERE 

 “Assessing the impact of trade policy measures along Global Value Chains”   – (SLIDES

15.00 – 16.00  Panel discussion


The event is free to attend but places are limited, therefore to ensure attendance please RSVP as soon as possible to Luca Pieri:

Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7654 1931

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