Emerging economies in Global Value Chains:

impacts and policy issues


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2.00 pm

Greetings by OEET President – Mario Deaglio

2.15 - 3.15 pm

Keynote lecture – Roberta Rabellotti (University of Pavia), C. Pietrobelli, A. Van Assche

Making sense of global value chain-oriented policies: the trifecta of tasks, linkages, and firms

3.30 - 5.30 pm

 Chair: Giovanni Balcet

Andrea Coveri (University of Urbino), A. Zanfei

Functional specialization in FDI and value capture in GVCs: an empirical assessment of the smile curve on a global scale

 Elena Vallino (Politecnico di Torino), L. Ridolfi, F. Laio

Trade of economically and physically scarce virtual water in a globalized food trade network

 Ivan Savin (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), P. Mundt, U. Cantner, H. Inoue, S. Vannuccini

Market Selection in Global Value Chains 


5.30 pm

Coffee Break

6.00 - 7.00 pm

Global Value Chain Development Report 2021: Beyond Production – Elisabetta Gentile (Asian Development Bank), G. de Vries

Is participation in global value chains driving income convergence in developing Asia? A task-based accounting approach


3rd December 2021: ONLINE SESSIONS


9.00 - 10.00 am

Keynote lecture - Jong Woo Kang (Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank)

Global and regional value chain landscape in Asia

10.15 am - 12.15 pm        

Chair: Marco Sanfilippo

Lelio Iapadre (University of L’Aquila and UNU-CRIS)

Trade openness and international production networks in emerging Asian countries

Juan S. Muñoz-Morales (IÉSEG School of Management, Paris), L. Bonilla

Import competition, foreign inputs, and labor adjustment in a developing country: evidence from Colombian liberalization

 Chahir Zaki (Cairo University), N. Aboushady

Hidden protectionism and Global Value Chains integration: evidence from Egypt


2.00 - 3.00 pm

Keynote lecture - Beata Javorcik (Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and University of Oxford)

Will FDI flows and green transition reshape GVCs?

3.15 - 5.15 pm

 Chair: Giorgia Giovannetti

Pierluigi Montalbano (Università Sapienza Roma), S. Nenci

The effects of global value chain (GVC) participation on the economic growth of the agricultural and food sectors

 Sebastian FrancoBedoya (World Bank), E. Frohm

Reduced "border effects", FTAs and international trade

 Simone Cigna (Barcelona School of Economics), Vanessa Gunnella (European Central Bank), L. Quaglietti,

Global Value Chains: measurement, trends and drivers


Online seminar 3rd of November 2021 Book Presentation by the authors: Hua Wang, Giovanni Balcet and Wenxian Zhang

 chair: Vittorio Valli (University of Turin and OEET)


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The 7th Workshop organized by OEET will be fully online on December 2-3, 2021. Unless Covid-19 related restrictions will prevent it, one of the sessions, still to be selected, will be available both online and in person in Turin. 

OEET invites abstract submissions for paper presentation on the topic:

“Emerging Economies in Global Value Chains: impacts and policy issues”

In the last decades, production of goods and services has become increasingly specialized and fragmented in different countries. Global Value Chains (GVCs), as well as macro-regional networks, have played a role in boosting growth in many developing and emerging economies, as entering in specific phases of production is easier than building whole industries from scratch. GVCs can nonetheless trigger unbalances, inequality, and environmental degradation, including global climate change associated to international logistics. Moreover, developing countries have often taken limited part into GVCs, getting a small share of value added, while some advanced countries and their working class were marginalized.

The workshop welcomes papers contributing to the policy debate on pros and cons of participation in GVCs and which positions along the chains should be promoted by countries willing to pursue sustainable development. Furthermore, the workshop will focus on how GVCs reshape the relationships between advanced and emerging economies and on how they are evolving over time, including the recent stress introduced by the Covid-19 crisis in the healthcare sector and beyond.

Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the Workshop are kindly asked to submit an abstract (in English) of up to 300 words by September 15, 2021 to: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.. When submitting a proposal please indicate whether you would prefer to attend the workshop in person or online. Authors will be informed about the selection of their proposal by October 31.


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Online seminar 25th of June 2021 by Augusto Ninni (OEET and University of Parma) and Leonardo Iaconelli

 chair: Marta Marson (University of Turin)

discussants: Ignazio Musu (University of Venice) and Vittorio Valli (University of Turin)


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