Launch of the Global Value Chain Development Report 2021: Beyond Production

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Launch of the Global Value Chain Development Report 2021: Beyond Production

Experts will discuss recent trends in Global Value Chains (GVCs), and how recent shocks to the global economy affect report findings.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

About this event

A radical shift is underway in global value chains as they increasingly move beyond traditional manufacturing processes to services and other intangible assets, aided by digitization. The Global Value Chain Development Report 2021, the third of a biennial series by leading economic institutions, explores this shift Beyond Production. The Report discusses recent trends in global value chains and updates our understanding of trade in intangible assets and intellectual property protection, productivity growth and innovation, and the role of digital platforms.

While shedding light on how this transformation offers a new path to development, the report also explores how protectionism and geopolitical tensions, environmental risks, and COVID-19 can undermine the stability of global value chains (GVCs) and lead to their geographic reorganization.

At this U.S. West Coast launch on 26 September 2022, hosted jointly by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), UC San Diego, and UC Irvine, panelists and discussants will discuss recent trends in GVCs, and how recent shocks to the global economy affect report findings.

Moderator

Etel Solingen, Distinguished Professor and Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine

Welcoming Remarks

Tai Ming Cheung, Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California

Ian Williamson, Dean, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Pramod Khargonekar, Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of California, Irvine

Presenter of Report (Chief editor)

Yuqing Xing, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Overseas Academic Dean, Research Institute for Global Value Chains, University of International Business and Economics

Panelists

Victor Stolzenburg, Research Economist, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization

Bo Meng, Senior research fellow, Institute of Developing Economies – Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)

Elisabetta Gentile, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

Joseph Mariasingham, Senior Statistician, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

Etel Solingen, Distinguished Professor and Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine

Katryn Lundquist, Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization

Discussants

Caroline Freund, Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Renee Bowen, Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, Pastor Faculty Fellow and Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Q&A

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