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Discover the policy briefs of the Globalization Chair

Within the framework of the Globalization Chair, policy briefs are regularly published to clarify specific research topics related to the chair’s research.

September 2023

Climate and the changing geography of the world economy by Lionel Fontagné

In this policy brief, Lionel Fontagné and his co-authors show how a macroeconometric model can be used to project world economic growth to 2050. This exercise highlights the upheaval in the global hierarchy of economies brought about by globalization and discusses how this matters for the fight against global warming.

August 2023

The importance of Global value chains in International Trade and their consequences for Trade Policy by Pamina Koenig and Pol Antràs

Harvard professor Pol Antràs came to Paris to give a lecture as part of the Summer School on trade organized by the Paris School of Economics from 26 to 30 June 2023. He presented his work focusing on the measurement of global value chains (GVCs) and the way they have shaped economics research in the field of international trade. This policy brief, written by Pamina Koenig, presents an overview of the results, which includes the difficult quantification of global value chains, their impact on the complexity of production processes and the expected consequences of trade policies.

July 2023

Corporate social responsibility and global value chains facing increased risks by Christoph Schiller and Jiaying Wei

This policy brief summarizes the main findings presented at the workshop organized by the Globalization Chair on June 20, 2023, on the impact of corporate social responsibility along the globalized value chain. Two guest researchers, Jiaying Wei, from the Southern University of Finance and Economics (China), and Christoph Schiller, from Arizona State University (USA), answered a few questions to explain their findings and how they shed light on the evolution of consumer and corporate awareness of higher environmental and social standards.

How did disruptions in in-person production affect global production and trade? Lessons from the recent COVID-19 pandemic by Maria Bas and Ana Fernandes

In this policy brief, Maria Bas and her co-authors study the short-term resilience of a large number of countries’ exports in the wake of the COVID-19 shock, and identify explanatory factors for differences in post-crisis export trends. They show that dependence on a small number of foreign input suppliers, notably from China, reinforced the contraction of exports, while the degree of automation of the production process boosted exports.

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The Globalization Chair aims to create a privileged forum for reflection, exchange and transfer between researchers and all entities of society interested in the reconfiguration of globalization and its implications. The approach favored by the chair is empirical. The research is characterized by the use of advanced econometric techniques and the exploitation of various databases combining data from companies, but also more recent sources from the media, NGOs or the monitoring of container ships.