December 11, 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Benefiting from Global Value Chains. A new look at Germany’s trade and innovation performance

Date

December 11, 2013

Location

Schumpeter Saal
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Presentation: Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Comment: Roman Bertenrath, Head Research and Analysis, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, IW Köln Consult
Moderation: Heino v. Meyer, OECD Berlin Centre

What is Germany's position in global value chains (GVCs) and how is it changing? Dirk Pilat will present a new way of looking at trade relations based on recent OECD work, including a new database on Trade in Value Added that was developed in cooperation with the WTO. He will examine the growth and employment benefits that Germany is drawing from its participation in GVCs. Subsequently the role and impact of domestic policies concerning openness to foreign trade, investment and innovation will be discussed. Finally, the presentation will reflect on how Germany's position might evolve in the future in response to global shifts in demand and markets, technological changes and other factors affecting the position of different economies in GVCs.

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