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Eurostat Seminar: Global value chains and economic globalization: The Eurostat initiative


 

Eurostat Seminar:

Global value chains and economic globalization:
The Eurostat initiative

 


Date:     18th April 2013
Time:     9.00 - 14.45 (Light lunch will be provided at 12.30)
Venue:   The Trinity Long Room Hub,Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


 

  

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Eurostat Seminar:

Global value chains and economic globalization: The Eurostat initiative

 

Agenda:

 

9.00 Registration

9.30 Welcome by Pádraig Dalton, Director General, Central Statistics Office Ireland.

9.35 Introduction by Walter Radermacher, Chief Statistician of the European Union.

9.45 Economic globalization – scene setting by Professor Louis Brennan, Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies.

10.05 Eurostat's initiative in the area of global value chains and economic globalization – speech by Walter Radermacher.

 

10.30 Coffee break

 

11.00 Measuring global value chains: the data gaps and how to fill them. Presentation by Timothy Sturgeon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

11.35 Discussion on Sturgeon Report

12.00 UN concept paper on the measurement of international trade and economic globalization – presentation by Ronald Jansen, Chief of UN Trade Statistics branch.

 

12.20 Lunch break

 

13.10 Evolution in Ireland's FDI Intensity - a discourse by Frank Barry, Professor of International Business, TCD.

13.15 The TiVA database and its context in international activities - Nadim Ahmad, Head of Division, OECD Statistics Directorate.

13.35 Q&A session

14.05 Roadmap and future steps – panel discussion.

14.45 End of seminar

 

*After the Eurostat seminar at 15.00:

Research seminar with a presentation by Professor Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen and a special session on the euro crisis, chaired by Professor Philip R. Lane.

 

Report:
The Sturgeon Report is available at the following link: www.globalvaluechains.eu

 

Presentations

 

Eurostat Seminar

Global Value Chains & Economic Globalisation

Dublin, 18 April, 2013

Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Summary of Proceedings

 

A special Eurostat Seminar on the measurement of Global Value Chains and Economic Globalisation was jointly hosted by the Institute for International Integration Studies of Trinity College Dublin and the Central Statistics Office in Ireland, on the 18th of April, 2013 in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin.

 

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This seminar was a very important event as it marked the publication of the “Global Value Chains and Economic Globalisation – Towards a New Measurement Framework” prepared by Timothy J. Sturgeon of the Industrial Performance Center or Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

 

The Sturgeon Report is available at the following link: www.globalvaluechains.eu

 

This seminar also presented updates from the statistical offices of the European Commission (Eurostat), the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 

 

Maria-Helena Figueira, Director of Global Business Statistics at Eurostat chaired the seminar.  The mix of speakers made for a very thought provoking and varied day, interspersed with active and lively discussion and debate.

The seminar programme was:

 

  • Welcome address  – Padraig Dalton, Director-General, CSO
  • Introductory remarks – Walter Radermacher, Chief Statistician of the European Union
  • Economic globalisation: Setting the scene – Professor Louis Brennan, Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies
  • The Eurostat initiative - Walter Radermacher, Chief Statistician of the European Union
  • Measuring global value chains: The data gaps and how to fill them – Dr. Timothy Sturgeon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Evolution of Ireland’s FDI intensity – Dr. Frank Barry, Professor of International Business, Trinity College Dublin
  • UN concept paper on the measurement of international trade and economic globalisation – Ronald Jansen, Chief of United Nations Trade Statistics Branch
  • The TiVA database and its context in international activities - Nadim Ahmad, Head of Division, OECD Statistics Directorate.

 

These papers were followed by a wider panel discussion.  The panel comprised of:

 

  • Walter Radermacher, Eurostat
  • Dr. Timothy Sturgeon, MIT
  • Ronald Jansen, UNSD
  • Nadim Ahmad, OECD
  • Hubert Escaith, WTO
  • Konrad Pesendorfer, Statistics Austria
  • Martin Luppes, Statistics Netherlands
  • Dr. Peter Boegh Nielsen, Statistics Denmark
  • Riina Kerner, Statistics Estonia

 

 

Some final closing remarks were made by Walter Radermacher of Eurostat before the seminar closed.

 

There was general agreement that the measurement of global value chains and economic globalization is a very important topic and one that must be addressed.  The need for cooperation between the key global and regional statistical institutes clearly emerged from the debate.  The ‘Sturgeon Paper’ has presented a range of recommendations and issues that warrant careful consideration. 

 

72 people attended the seminar, representing a broad range of data users; from several international organisations and statistical institutes, academia and Irish government departments and agencies.

 

 

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