National Competitiveness, Scalability of International Value Chains, and Location of Production


April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Marcus Noland (PIIE), Bernard Hoekman (World Bank), Filippo di Mauro (European Central Bank), Lucian Cernat (European Commission) and Ralph Carter (FedEx)

Event Summary

The Peterson Institute cosponsored with the European Central Bank and the World Bank a panel discussion on the policy implications of deepening global value chains on April 17, 2013. The panel participants presented key policy challenges and recommendations coming out of a joint academic conference on "National Competitiveness, Scalability of International Value Chains and Location of Production." Professor Bernard Hoekman, the World Bank's sector director of the trade department, provided a brief summary of the conference proceedings. Professor Richard Baldwin of the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and founder and editor-in-chief of, drew out the policy implications of the academic work. Ralph Carter, FedEx's managing director in regulatory affairs, offered a private sector perspective on the way that cross-national value-chains are developing, and discussed the constraints that companies face in pushing the deepening process forward. Other participants included Filippo di Mauro, European Central Bank, and Lucian Cernat, European Commission. Marcus Noland, PIIE, chaired the panel.

Event Materials

Presentation: Global Value Chain Analysis: Main Inputs from the Conference [PDF]
Filippo di Mauro
April 17, 2013