Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
24 April 2020

Trade and Global Value Chain in the Age of Covid-19

On April 22nd the World Bank’s Development Research Group organized an e-seminar about the impact of COVID-19 on the global value chains.

The Development Research Group is the World Bank's principal research department. With its cross-cutting expertise on a broad range of topics and countries, the department is one of the most influential centers of development research in the world.

Chaired by Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist, East Asia & Pacific Region (World Bank), three eminent researchers as Vasco Carvalho, Professor at Cambridge University, Simon Evenett, Professor at the University of St Gallen, and Richard Baldwin, Professor of Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva,  presented their views on how an impaired global trade will affect countries' ability to save lives and livelihoods.

Please click on the red links below if you want to get some insights from this discussion:

The COVID Concussion and Supply-Chain Contagion Waves
Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute Geneva

The Role of Supply Chains in the Propagation of Economic Effects
Vasco Carvalho, Professor, Cambridge University

Trade Policy Dynamics Unleashed by COVID-19
Simon Evenett, Professor, University of St Gallen