Kanto - Tokyo

Global Value Chains and Domestic Innovation

Deadline for registration:
Thursday 27 February 2020 - 12:00 Pm

Price:
Free (pre-registration is mandatory)
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This is a brown bag lunch seminar,
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Coffee available.

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Come and meet Keiko Ito from Chuo University to learn more about Global Value Chains and Domestic Innovation.

 

This paper explores how changes in both position and participation in Global Value
Chain networks affect firm innovation. The analysis combines matched patent-firm data
for Japan with measures of GVC network centrality and GVC participation utilizing the
OECD Inter-Country Input-Output Tables for the period 1995 to 2011. We find that Japan’s
position in the GVCs has shifted from being at the core of Asian value chains towards the
periphery relative to other countries in the network, i.e. becoming less “central”. We use
China’s WTO accession as an instrumental variable for changes in Japanese centrality. Our
analysis shows that increases in forward centrality – as a key supplier - tend to be positively
associated with increasing firm patent applications. Firms in key hubs within GVCs,
specifically as key suppliers, appear to benefit from knowledge spillovers from various
customers and downstream markets.

 

About the speaker

Keiko Ito, Chuo University

Keiko Ito (Dr.) is a professor at the Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University, Japan. She received
her Ph.D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2002. She taught at Senshu
University (2004-2018), and was staff on loan at the OECD (2016-2017) and a visiting fellow
at Columbia University (2007-2008). Her research interests are on the empirical analysis on
international trade and foreign direct investment, and industry and firm-level productivity
analysis, mainly using firm- or plant-level data. She authored a number of academic articles
on these research areas.

 

Moderator Jean-Pascal BASSINO (French Research Institute on Japan - MFJ)

 

Please bring an ID with a picture to enter the venue.

This is a brown bag lunch seminar, please bring your bento or sandwiches. Coffee is available.

 

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