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Global Value Chains: Policy Implications and Opportunities

Academy of Global Governance

21-23 October 2013

What participants say…

“It was a great experience to hear and discuss with speakers and participants from different sectors and with different experiences and views”.
Luana Swensson (FAO)

“It was a very stimulating and enjoyable training seminar with a great insight provided by speakers and participants”.
Mariya Polner (World Customs Organization)

“Extremely positive. Great environment for learning and networking. It has been a very useful and fruitful experience”.
Sara Gorgoni (University of Greenwich Business School)

Scientific Coordinator Bernard M. Hoekman | EUI

This Executive Training Seminar provided participants with a synthesis of recent developments in – and research on – the organization of global production and trade and the design of economic policies to enhance firm competitiveness and the value-added content of production. The rise of global supply chains and networks has important consequences for economic development strategies. The speakers are leading academics and experienced practitioners and focus their sessions on: progress in measuring trade flows (“value added trade” and the “servitization” of industry); determinants of firm-level productivity performance; policies for value addition and upgrading; implications for international cooperation and the design of trade agreements and development assistance.

From the 23rd to 25th of October the Academy of Global Governance also organised the Executive Training Seminar Role of Foreign Direct Investments for Development: Legal, Social and Economic Aspects (Scientific Organizers: Giorgia Giovannetti and Marco Sanfilippo). On Wednesday 23rd speakers from both the Executive Training Seminars participated to an Interactive Panel Discussion, and the UNCTAD “World Investment Report” 2013 have been presented.



Carlo Altomonte | Bocconi University: Supply Chains and Competitiveness

Stephanie Barrientos | University of Manchester: Social Upgrading and Gender Dimensions of Global Value Chains

Olivier Cattaneo | SciencesPo: Developing National GVC Policy Frameworks

Gary Gereffi | Duke University: Drivers of Supply Chains Performance and Outcomes

Alan Mckinnon | Kühne Logistics University: Sustainable Logistics: Supply Chains and the Environment

Sébastien Miroudot | OECD: Changing Structure of Trade: GVCs and Trade in Value Added

Magnus Rentzhog | Swedish National Board of Trade: Services and Supply Networks

Jo Swinnen | University of Leuven: Product Standards and Supply Chains



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