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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The 6th Workshop organized by OEET will be held in Turin, if possible, and online on December 10-11, 2020.

OEET invites abstract submissions for paper presentation on the topic:

“Emerging economies during and beyond the Covid crisis: insights and perspectives”.

The workshop aims at discussing the consequences of Covid-19 on world trade, global value chains, countries’ economic outlook, welfare, and fiscal stability. It also welcomes contributions focussing on long term development impacts and the shift in economic policies. We welcome papers which discuss implications for both emerging countries and for the global economy.

Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the Workshop are kindly asked to submit an abstract (in English) up to 300 words by November 10, 2020 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 November 25th.

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Trade Wars and Global Crises: The Outlook for Emerging and Advanced Countries

3 D1 Seminar Room, Department of Economics and Statistics “Cognetti de Martiis”, Campus Luigi Einaudi (Lungo Dora Siena 100 A, 10153 Torino)


3rd October 2019

2.00 pm

Acceptance and registration

2.15 pm


2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Keynote speaker - Alessia Amighini (Eastern Piedmont University) “Trade Wars in a World of Cross-Border Value Chains”

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Keynote speaker - Paolo Guerrieri (University of Rome “La Sapienza”) “US – China Competition in Global Disorder”

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Carlos Mulas-Granados, Raju Huidrom, Nemanja Jovanovic, Laura Papi, Faezeh Raei, Emil Stavrev, and Philippe Wingender (European Department, International Monetary Fund)

“Trade Tensions, Global Value Chains, and Spillovers. Insights for Europe”

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm

Coffee break

6 pm – 7.30 pm

Round Table: Guerre commerciali: le Imprese nella tempesta (in Italian)

Chairman: Mario Deaglio (Università di Torino)

Paolo Guerrieri (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

Giuliano Lengo (Direttore Centro Estero per l’Internazionalizzazione del Piemonte)

Paola Morris (Esperta in Politiche di Attrattività degli Investimenti Esteri)

Luca Pignatelli (Unione Industriale Torino)

8.30 pm

Dinner (“La Via Del Sale, Via S. Francesco da Paola 2, Torino)

4th October 2019

9.00 am – 9.45 am

Keynote speaker - Giovanni Graziani (University of Parma)

“Emerging Countries: Winners and Losers in the Trade War”

9.45 am – 10.30 am

Pompeo Della Posta (University of Pisa)

“Economic Globalization: Historical Phases and Waves of Criticism”

10.30 am – 10.45 am

Coffee break

10.45 am – 1.00 pm

Augusto Ninni, Kim Anh Hoang (University of Parma)

“China’s Pain, Vietnam’s Gain?”

Michael Blanga-Gubbay (ECARES – Université Libre de Bruxelles), Moritz Hennicke (ECARES – Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

“Betting on the Wrong Horse: Lobbying on TPP and 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”

Anna D’Ambrosio, Luigi Benfratello, Alida Sangrigoli (Polytechnic University of Turin)

“Foreign Direct Investments in Africa: Are Chinese Investors Different?”

Annamaria Mazzoni (University of Turin)

“The Economic and Environmental Effects of the Blockade on Qatar’s Trade Flows: A Gravity Approach”

1.15 pm

Light lunch

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Turin Centre on emerging economies

 In partnership with

 Italian association for the study of comparative economic systems


Call for Papers


5th Workshop:

TRADE WARS and GLOBAL CRISES: The outlook for emerging and advanced countries


The 5th workshop organized by OEET and AISSEC will be held in Turin in October 3-4, 2019.

OEET and AISSEC invite abstract submissions for paper presentation on the topic:

Trade wars and global crises: the outlook for emerging and advanced countries”.

In light of the escalating trade war between US and China, the workshop aims at discussing how the resulting world trade and geopolitics dynamics are impacting on the structure and the directions of international exchanges, on global value chains and on countries’ economic outlook. We welcome papers which would discuss implications for both emerging and advanced economies.

Any scholar interested in presenting a paper at the Workshop is kindly required to submit an abstract (in English) of 300 words by July 15, 2019 to: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.. The acceptance will be announced within three weeks.




OEET has been established in 2014 and based in Turin, OEET -Turin Centre on Emerging Economies is an independent, non-profit centre dedicated to the study and monitoring of major emerging economies and to the dissemination of results of economic analyses and information to firms, institutions and the general public. For more information about OEET visit the website: www.osservatorio-economie-emergenti-torino.it

The Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio dei Sistemi Economici Comparati - AISSEC) was founded in Florence on April 7th, 1984. AISSEC is a non-profit association whose main purpose is to promote study and research, both theoretical and empirical, in the field of comparative economic systems. To attain its aim the Association organizes conferences and scientific exchanges among its members and with scholars of related fields, stimulates research activities, fosters the publication of scientific works and establishes connections with similar foreign associations. For more information about AISSEC visit the website: http://www.aissec-comparativestudiesassociation.org/



OEET is happy to announce the seminar of Wang Xieshu (Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and The Bridge Tank) on "Electric vehicles in China: value chain development and ecosystem analysis". It will take place on Tuesday 16th April 2019, at 2 pm, in room  3 D 1 36, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Turin.

 Locandina Seminario 16 4 2019 OEETEST.Revised page 0001


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