Launch Event: How Supply Chain Research Can Help Solving Societal Challenges

In the main panel of our Launch Event, Tilman Altenburg discusses with four international experts about the most relevant gaps in global supply chain research and how this research can inform policymaking in order to make supply chains more sustainable.

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Tilman Altenburg

Tilman Altenburg
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Tilman Altenburg leads the research programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems” at German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). He received his doctorate in Economic Geography in 1991. Tilman has done empirical research on economic development in Latin America, Asia and Africa, with a focus on competitiveness, industrial and innovation policy, and value chains. His main theme is how developing countries can design economic policies that enable them to improve their position in the global economy in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Currently, he is coordinating research projects on green industrial policy in developing countries and on structural change in Africa.

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Pol Antràs

Pol Antràs
Harvard University

Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2003. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he served as Director of the International Trade and Organization (ITO) Working Group. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and is a member of CESifo’s Research Network. His teaching and research fields are international economics and applied theory. His most recent work is focused on the analysis of global value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution.

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Khalid Nadvi

Khalid Nadvi
University of Manchester

Khalid Nadvi is a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development, heading the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. His work has focused on small enterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading.

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Roberta Rabellotti

Roberta Rabellotti
Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Università di Pavia

Roberta Rabellotti is Full Professor of Economics at the Università di Pavia, Italy. She has got a Master of Science in Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She specializes in the analysis of the industrial sector in developing countries. Her areas of interest are: industrial policies, small business promotion, international trade policies, industrial districts and clusters, global value chains.

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Daria Taglioni

Daria Taglioni
World Bank

Daria Taglioni is Research Manager in the Development Research Group at the World Bank and has recently been Team-Task Lead for the World Development Report 2020 on global value chains. Previously, she worked as Senior Economist at the European Central Bank (ECB) and as Economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She received her Ph.D. in International Economics from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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