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CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

 

Increasingly, production in the global economy is organized in cross-border large and complex networks of suppliers and services, called global production networks, also known as supply or value chains.  What are the implications of this mode of production for development prospects of developing countries? What are the impacts on their capacity to develop industrial sectors and raise the standards of living of their population? How do they affect trade and growth dynamics?  

 

On February 5-6, 2014, a seminar convened by Center of Concern and the Brazil-based Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, convened policymakers, academics and other experts to address these questions. Team member Aldo Caliari attended on behalf of the Center of Concern.

Regional monetary cooperation, trade in value added, panels at UNCTAD discuss (June 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 27, 2013

Regional monetary cooperation, trade in value added, panels at UNCTAD discuss (June 2013)

RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari spoke at the UNCTAD Symposium, held in Geneva on June 24 and 25, 2013.

One of the panels he was part of addressed the role of Southern countries’ financial and monetary cooperation in financing development. The next day he shared a panel with representatives of UNCTAD and the World Trade Organization to discuss impacts on developing countries of engagement in global value chains.

 

Book: The Global Financial Crisis and Trade: Lessons Learned for an Integrated Response (October 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 10, 2011

Book: The Global Financial Crisis and Trade: Lessons Learned for an Integrated Response (October 2011)

The Center of Concern has published a new book: “The Global Financial Crisis and Trade Lessons Learned for an Integrated Response.” The book reports on a series of regional consultation workshops with developing country governments that it held in 2009-2010 on the theme that gives title to the volume.

WTO: What You See Is Not What You Get (December 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Dec 18, 2010

WTO: What You See Is Not What You Get (December 2010)

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With globalization, “What you see is not what you get” is one of the messages of a recently-launched WTO staff paper that, written by Andreas Maurer and Christophe Degain, aims at promoting a debate on the best way to measure trade flows.[1]

“The objective of official merchandise trade statistics is to describe adequately economic phenomena

Role of trade in crisis recovery prompts worries (March 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Mar 18, 2010

Role of trade in crisis recovery prompts worries (March 2010)

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As a recovery gets underway, the speed at which trade is regaining its pace, after having fallen in a 12 % last year, is startling observers. Without addressing some important questions about the role that trade is playing in the recovery, however, it will be hard to seriously hope for a recovery that is lasting and sustainable.

Book: Trade-Finance Linkages for Promoting Development (August 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Aug 27, 2009

Book: Trade-Finance Linkages for Promoting Development (August 2009)

An integrated approach that links trade, debt and finance policy is essential for domestic and international economic policies to adequately support national development strategies, especially in developing countries. This publication, edited by Mr. Aldo Caliari and Mr. Vicente Paolo Yu III, takes a first approach to what such integrated approach would entail in practice. It gathers the proceedings of the First  Policy Roundtable on Trade-Finance Linkages for Promoting Development, co-organized by Center of Concern, South Centre and the German Marshall Fund of the US, in Geneva, 2006. 

 

Bringing trade into financial and monetary reform (June 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 18, 2009

Bringing trade into financial and monetary reform (June 2009)

The Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN and the

International Working Group on Trade -Finance Linkages

 

 

invite you to

 

Reform of the Financial and Monetary System:Putting Developing Country Trade and Development Needs at the Center

June 26, 2009
1:15 - 2:30 PM     
Conference Room B, UN Headquarters

 

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