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Global Value Chains and Regional Development
Internationalisation and Global Value Chains create both opportunities and challenges for cities and regions. New academic research challenges the conventional wisdom on the local impacts of these global forces. This calls for a reconsideration of existing policy tools and for evidence-based discussions on policies that work on the ground.
The Academic Keynote will offer an overview of the most recent insights on the link between Global Value Chains and regional development. The Policy Panel will discuss how public policies for cities and regions (including Smart Specialisation) have changed and will further evolve in response to a global economy in constant transformation.
Professor Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, UK
Dr. Austin Kilroy, World Bank, Croatia
Dr. Sara Amoroso, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Spain
Chair: Dr. Peter Wostner, Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, Republic of Slovenia
Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series
Global megatrends are transforming the way we live, work, interact, finance, produce and consume. At the same time, the increasing environmental impacts of human activities have sharpened the focus on sustainability of further development. New technologies potentially provide an opportunity to address, perhaps for the first time in the history of mankind, a substantial majority of the fundamental societal challenges, from nutrition, energy availability and sustainability, to access to products, services and information. However, these same global megatrends can also be highly divisive and therefore represent one of the biggest challenges for a global social, political and economic cohesion and even peaceful coexistence in more than a generation. In addition we have newly remembered our global vulnerability to shocks such as the coronavirus and there can be no doubt that this will change the world in which we live prompting new questions and new priorities.
The RSA Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series presents acclaimed researchers and policymakers addressing these questions.
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