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)


No registration required, please access the seminar from the link below:


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Online seminar 16th of April 2021 presentation by the author Alessia Amighini,

chair Giovanni Balcet, discussants Ignazio Musu and Xavier Richet

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 Emerging economies during and beyond the Covid crisis:

insights and perspectives

10th December 2020

2.15 pm


2.30 – 3.30 pm

Keynote speech - Richard Kozul-Wright (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD)

Beyond Covid-19: Can developing countries avoid another lost decade?

3.45 – 5.45 pm

Ignazio Musu (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)

China’s economic recovery after Covid-19


Xieshu Wang (CEPN/CNRS – University Sorbonne Paris Nord and Turin Centre on Emerging Economies OEET)

Covid-19 and the new trends of Belt and Road Initiative


Vittorio Valli (University of Turin) 

The fight against Covid-19: the cases of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan


Maurizio Bussolo (The World Bank)

Workers at risk: Panel data evidence on the COVID-19 labor market crisis in India


6.00 – 7.00 pm

Keynote speech – Stefano Inama (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD)

The new Asia-Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the time of the pandemic. "A myth is born" or another brick in the wall?

11th December 2020

2.30 – 3.30 pm

Keynote speech - Carlo Sdralevich (Intermational Monetary Fund - IMF)

Sub-Saharan Africa: A difficult recovery

3.45 – 5.45 pm

Anirudh Shingal (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations; European University Inst., and World Trade Inst. - University of Bern) and P. Agarwal

How did trade in GVC-based products respond to previous health shocks? Lessons for COVID-19


Azzurra Rinaldi (Università degli Studi di Roma Unitelma Sapienza), J. Chipumuro, R. Mihailescu

Post-Covid crisis and the gender gap in tourism: what is going to happen in South Africa?


Thomas Schumann (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg) and H. Brezinski

The Macroeconomic Situation in the Russian Federation before, during and past Covid-19 – a Scenario-based Outlook


Giorgia Giovannetti (Università degli Studi di Firenze), R. Ayadi, E. Marvasi, G. Vannelli, C. Zaki

On the future of regional integration in the Euro-Mediterranean: how will COVID-19 will affect Global Value Chains?

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