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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 (GVCs) 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.

Join us on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. PDT for the virtual U.S. West Coast launch event (Zoom link here) where panelists and discussants will share recent trends in GVCs, including intellectual property protection, productivity growth and innovation, and the role of digital platforms. They will also consider how protectionism and geopolitical tensions, environmental risks, and the COVID-19 pandemic could undermine the stability of global value chains and lead to their geographic reorganization.

The event is hosted jointly by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and its Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, and UC Irvine.

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

Presenter of Report

  • 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

  • Joseph Mariasingham; Senior Statistician, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank
  • 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
  • Victor Stolzenburg; Research Economist, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
  • 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.