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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

West Coast Launch of the Global Value Chain Development Report 2021: Beyond Production

September 26, 2022
La Jolla, CA
Virtual Event

A radical shift is underway in global value chains as they increasingly move beyond traditional manufacturing processes to services and other intangible assets, aided by digitization. The Global Value Chain Development Report 2021, the third of a biennial series by leading economic institutions, explores this shift Beyond Production. The Report discusses recent trends in global value chains and updates our understanding of trade in intangible assets and intellectual property protection, productivity growth and innovation, and the role of digital platforms.

While shedding light on how this transformation offers a new path to development, the report also explores how protectionism and geopolitical tensions, environmental risks, and COVID-19 can undermine the stability of global value chains (GVCs) and lead to their geographic reorganization.

At this U.S. West Coast launch on 26 September 2022, hosted jointly by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, and UC Irvine, panelists and discussants will discuss recent trends in GVCs, and how recent shocks to the global economy affect report findings.

Moderator

  • Etel Solingen; Distinguished Professor and Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine

Welcoming Remarks

  • Tai Ming Cheung; Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California
  • Ian Williamson; Dean, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
  • Pramod Khargonekar; Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of California, Irvine

Presenter of Report (Chief editor)

  • Yuqing Xing; Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Overseas Academic Dean, Research Institute for Global Value Chains, University of International Business and Economics

Panelists

  • Victor Stolzenburg; Research Economist, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
  • Bo Meng; Senior research fellow, Institute of Developing Economies – Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
  • Elisabetta Gentile; Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Joseph Mariasingham; Senior Statistician, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Etel Solingen; Distinguished Professor and Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine
  • Katryn Lundquist; Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization

Discussants

  • Caroline Freund; Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Renee Bowen; Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, Pastor Faculty Fellow and Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation supports a portfolio of research on geoeconomics and great power competition across the University of California. Etel Solingen’s work on global value chains (GVCs), and her chapter in The Global Value Chain Development Report 2021, is supported in part by IGCC. Learn more about IGCC work on geoeconomics.