Global Value Chains: lessons from the past and ways forward - Call for Papers (deadline 31/01/20)
“Global Value Chains: lessons from the past and ways forward”: call for papers to a special edition of the National Institute Economic Review
International production is increasingly organised within so-called global value chains (GVCs) where different stages of the production process may be located across different countries. This aspect of globalisation has many implications for trade and investment patterns, firms’ productivity performance and the workings of labour markets, as well as for economic measurement.
This issue of the NIER aims to stimulate debate on a range of issues related to GVCs, including their determinants, consequences and implications for policymaking.
We invite academic and policy contributions, and both theoretical and empirical work is welcome (6,000-7,000 words).
Authors are invited to submit contributions on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
• The evolution of GVCs and trade policy
• Brexit and trade wars and the implications for the development of GVCs
• Location decisions of firm production
• The role of absorptive capacities for moving up the global value chain
• Globalisation and firm organisation
• GVCs: measurement challenges and new data sources
• Participation in GVCs and firm performance
• Firms’ internationalisation and public polices to stimulate growth
• The role of services trade in the GVCs
The authors of the shortlisted papers will be invited to a half day workshop at NIESR in February/March 2020. NIESR also usually holds a pre-publication dissemination event to present the articles to an audience including the press and would like authors to attend if possible.
Paper submission: Interested authors should submit a detailed extended abstract or, preferably, a complete paper in PDF format to Ana Rincon-Aznar (a.rincon [at] niesr.ac.uk) by 31 January 2020. Decisions of acceptance or rejection by the program committee will be announced by the end of March 2020.
Editorial committee: Jagjit Chadha (NIESR, CFM), Giordano Mion (University of Sussex, NIESR, ESCoE, CEPR, CEP, CESifo), Ana Rincon-Aznar (NIESR, ESCoE), Marta Paczos (NIESR, ESCoE).
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