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First Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development
March 30-31, 2016Room MC 2-800, World Bank Group Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

The first conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development will be jointly sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

The  production  of  most  goods  is  increasingly  organized  along  global  value  chains,  in  which  different stages  of  the  production  process  are  fragmented  across  countries. Recently, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) established a research network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, with the goal of stimulating research on the important and timely questions raised by the emergence of global value chains. In line with its global strategy for trade and competitiveness, the World Bank Group (WBG) supports developing countries’ efforts to connect to GVCs to produce more and better jobs, greater opportunities for domestic suppliers, increased exports, and higher productivity. Together, the CEPR and the WBG have joined forces to foster debate and collaborations in this area among researchers in both academic and policy institutions.

 

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First Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development
March 30 and 31, 2016
MC 2-800, World Bank Group HQ, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 30 March

8:45 AM - 9.00 AM  |  Registration and Breakfast Welcome Address

ANABEL GONZALEZ, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, WORLD BANK GROUP

9:00 - 10:00 AM  |  Views from Policy Makers and the Private Sector

Policy Determinants of Upgrading in GVCs

DARIA TAGLIONI, Lead Trade Economist & Global Value Chains Global Solution Lead, WORLD BANK GROUP

Digital Globalization: A New Era of Global Flows

SREE RAMASWAMY, Senior Fellow, MCKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM |  Keynote Speech

GVCs: Finance, Quality, and Management

KALINA MANOVA, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM  |  Coffee Break

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM  |  Paper Presentation and Discussion

Swimming Upstream: Input-Output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption

SWATI DHINGRA, Lecturer in Economics, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Keynote Speech

The Evolution of a Production Network

ANDREW BERNARD, Jack Byrne Professor of International Economics, Tuck School of Business, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM |  Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM  |  Paper Presentation and Discussion

Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy

EMILY J. BLANCHARD, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

2:50 PM - 3:40 PM  |  Paper Presentation and Discussion

From Final Goods to Inputs: The Protectionist Effect of Rules of Origin

MANUEL J. GARCIA-SANTANA, Assistant Professor of Economics, UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM  | Coffee Break

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM  | Paper Presentation and Discussion

Preferential Trade Agreements and Global Sourcing

EMANUEL ORNELAS, Professor, São Paulo School of Economics, FUNDAÇÃO GETULIO VARGAS

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  | Panel Discussion

Will Mega-Regionals Affect the Geography and Functioning of GVCs?

Chair

ANABEL GONZALEZ, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, WORLD BANK GROUP

Panelists

ADAM HEMPHILL, Director of Federal Government Relations, WAL-MART

BERNARD HOEKMAN, Professor and Director of Global Economics in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

MICHAEL FERRANTINO, Lead Economist, Trade & Competitiveness, WORLD BANK GROUP

RALPH CARTER, Managing Director, Legal & International Affairs, FEDEX EXPRESS

RODNEY D. LUDEMA, Chief Economist, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Thursday, 31 March

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM |  Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM  |  Paper Presentation and Discussion

Competition and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Rwanda's Coffee Mills

AMEET MORJARIA, Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

9:50 AM - 10:40 AM  | Keynote Speech

Offshoring, Relationship-Specificity, and Domestic Production Networks

HEIWAI TANG, Assistant Professor of International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM  | Coffee Break

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM  | Paper Presentation and Discussion

Input Specificity and the Propagation of Idiosyncratic Shocks in Production Networks

JEAN-NOËL BARROT, Sloan School of Management, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM  | Keynote Speech

On the Geography of GVCs

POL ANTRÀS, Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM  | Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:40 PM  | Paper Presentation and Discussion

Income Differences and Input-Output Structure

HARALD FADINGER, Associate Professor of International Economics, UNIVERSITY OF MANNHEIM

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM  | Keynote Speech

Internalizing GVCs: A Firm-Level Analysis

LAURA ALFARO, Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  | Coffee Break

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM  | Paper Presentation and Discussion

GVC Participation and Current Account Imbalances

FABIAN TROTTNER, PhD student in Economics, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

4:50 PM - 5:50 PM  |  Panel Discussion

What Do GVCs Mean for Macro Policies?

Chair

BILL MALONEY, Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, WORLD BANK GROUP

Panelists

DAVID DOLLAR, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development, BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

FABIO GHIRONI, Paul F. Glaser Professor of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

M. AYHAN KOSE, Director, Development Prospects Group, WORLD BANK GROUP

MARTIN D. KAUFMAN, Advisor at the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM  | Closing Remarks

DARIA TAGLIONI, Lead Trade Economist & Global Value Chains Global Solution Lead, WORLD BANK GROUP

PAOLA CONCONI, Professor of Economics, UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

  • Adam Hemphill

    Director of Federal Government Relations, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • Ameet Morjaria

    Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Anabel Gonzalez

    Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
  • Andrew Bernard

    Dartmouth Tuck School of Business and CEPR
  • Bernard Hoekman

    Professor and Director of Global Economics in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute; and a CEPR Research Fellow
  • Daria Taglioni

    Lead Economist & Global Value Chains Global Solution Lead, World Bank Group
  • Emanuel Ornelas

    Professor, São Paulo School of Economics Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Emily J. Blanchard

    Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
  • Fabian Trottner

    Economics, Graduate Student, Princeton University
  • Fabio Ghironi

    Professor of Economics, University of Washington
  • Harald Fadinger

    Associate Professor of International Economics, University of Mannheim
  • Heiwai Tang

    Assistant Professor of International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jean-Noël Barrot

    Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kalina Manova

    Stanford University and CEPR
  • Laura Alfaro

    Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Manuel J. Garcia-Santana

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Martin D. Kaufman

    Advisor at the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Michael Ferrantino

    Lead Economist, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
  • Paola Conconi

    Professor of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Pol Antràs

    Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Ralph Carter

    Managing Director, Legal & International Affairs, FedEx Express
  • Rodney D. Ludema

    Chief Economist, U.S. State Department
  • Sree Ramaswamy

    Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Swati Dhingra

    Lecturer in Economics, London School of Economics
  • William F. Maloney

    Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group
Details
  • Event Dates: March 30 - 31, 2016
  • Location: MC 2-800, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
  • CONTACT: Daria Taglioni 
  • dtaglioni@worldbank.org