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Fourth Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade & Development

January 12-13, 2018

Santiago, Chile

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Hosted by DIRECON,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Santiago de Chile

  • The production of most goods is increasingly organized along global value chains, in which different stages of the production process are fragmented across countries. After the first three events held in Washington, D.C., and Singapore, the next conference will take place in Santiago, Chile on January 12-13, 2018, hosted by DIRECON, Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The conference is organized by Paola Conconi (Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development), Daria Taglioni (Principal Economist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group), and Viviana Araneda (Head of Global Value Chains Division, DIRECON, Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

    For more information about the conference, contact Patrick Ibay at pibay@worldbank.org. 

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    Friday, January 13

    13:00-13:30
    Coffee upon arrival and registration

    13:30-13:45
    Welcome remarks by conference organisers 

    13:40 – 14:00
    Welcome remarks by Ms. Paulina Nazal, Director General of International Economic Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chile)

    14:00-14:50

    Rodrigo Wagner, University of Chile and Center for International Development
    Bad Neighbors: Bordering Institutions as Comparative (Dis)Advantage (with Rodrigo Miranda)

    14:50-15:40
    Paola Conconi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, ECARES
    Globalization for Sale (with Mathieu Parenti and Michael Blanga-Gubbay)

    15:40-16:10
    Coffee Break

    16:10-17:00
    Andrew Bernard, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College 
    The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach (with Emmanuel Dhyne, Glenn Magerman, Kalina Manova, and Andreas Moxnes)

    17:10-18:00
    Keynote Speech by Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University
    Tariff Reductions, Entry, and Welfare: Theory and Evidence for the Last Two Decades (with Robert Feenstra, John Romalis, and Alan Taylor)

    18:00-18:50
    Panel Discussion: Internationalization from the Southern Cone: Strategies and Challenges
    Chaired by: Daniel Lederman, Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America, World Bank
    Andrea Irarrazabal: CEO and Founder of Clean Energy
    Susana Sierra: Executive Director and Co-Founder BH Compliance
    Eduardo Tagle: Regional Manager for Tobacco Production BAT Chile

    20:00
    RECEPTION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

    Saturday, January 13

    9:00-9:50
    Jeronimo Carballo, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Global Sourcing under Uncertainty 

    9:50-10:40
    Kei-Mu Yi, University of Houston
    Global Value Chains and Inequality with Endogenous Labor Supply (with Eunhee Lee)

    10:40-11:10
    Coffee Break

    11:10-12:00
    Fernando Parro, Johns Hopkins University

    Distortions and the Structure of the World Economy (with Lorenzo Caliendo and Aleh Tsyvinski)

    12:00-12:50
    Heiwai Tang, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

    Production Networks, Trade, and Misallocation (with Pravin Krishna)

    12:50-13:50
    Lunch

    13:50-14:40
    Keynote Speech by Gianmarco Ottaviano, London School of Economics
    Appropriability of Intellectual Assets and the Organization of Global Supply Chains
     (with Alireza Naghavi, Stefano Bolatto, and Katja Zajc)

    14:40-15:30
    Feodora Teti, Ifo Institute
    Free Trade Agreements, Customs Unions in Disguise? with Gabriel Felbermayr and Erdal Yalcin

    15:30-16:00
    Coffee Break

    16:00-16:50
    Guillermo Noguera, Yale University
    International Buyers and Firm Performance in Bangladeshi Garments (with Rocco Macchiavello and Julia Cajal Grossi)

    16:50-17:40
    Sebastian Claro, Central Bank of Chile
    Distribution Costs, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences (with Bernardo Blum, Kunal Dasgupta and Ignatius Horstmann)

     

Details

  • When: January 13-14, 2018
  • Where: Santiago, Chile