Policy Expo: Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation
The Regional Studies Association has awarded a Policy Expo to examine Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation. The research will be led by:
- Riccardo Crescenzi, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, UK
The policy impact book’s chosen approach is three-fold. First, it critically reviews different streams of research in order to identify key definitions and conceptual foundations for the analysis of the link between GVCs, GIFs and innovation at the sub-national and local level. Second, it offers new conceptualisations and critical insights on the regional drivers and impacts of global connectivity, bridging macro-international and micro-firm level approaches. Third, it aims to review empirical evidence and available policy evaluation in order to highlight what works (and what does not) when these concepts are leveraged to shape public policies with special reference to less developed regions. To conclude, the policy impact book will discuss how cities and regions can build, embed and reshaping GVCs to their enhancement and technological upgrading.
Watch the recording of our webinar – 27.10.2021, RCI Global Value Chains and Regional Innovation. Speakers: Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics, UK), Daria Taglioni (Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Development Economics, World Bank), Joaquim Oliveira Martins (Special Advisor to the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms at the European Commission), Oliver Harman (International Growth Centre, London School of Economics and Oxford University, UK). Chair: Roberta Rabellotti (Università di Pavia, Italy):