Online Workshop #4 "Innovation Policy for Technology Upgrading" - Professor Carlo Pietrobelli

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 Online Workshop #4

Link identifier #identifier__39633-1Professor Carlo Pietrobelli - Head of Department of Economics at University Roma Tre - will participate as invited speaker to the Online Workshop #4 "Innovation Policy for Technology Upgrading".
The workshop explores different facets of innovation policies for technology upgrading in the context of significantly changing policy philosophies evolving from import substitution earlier on and the Washington consensus policies more recently to the post-Covid19 context of today. Specifically, the workshop explores the role of strategic intent and policy leadership in technology upgrading as well as how countries can reshape the nature of the existing value chains and innovation networks dominated by foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs)? How to set initiatives and programs to use Global Value Chains (GVCs) as levers for local technology accumulation? What are the limits of GVC only technology upgrading policies? Finally, how should policymakers go about implementing new policy?  How to design and implement programs which will recognise the danger of failure, vested interests as well as low policy capacity endemic to emerging economies?
Those are some of the questions we will be dealing with on March 25. 

Presentation topics
  • “Using Large-Scale Programs to Help Develop Technological Capabilities: Cases in China"
Link identifier #identifier__8957-2Xudong Gao (Professor of the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Tsinghua University)
  • “Industrial and Innovation Policies in a World of Global Value Chains”
Link identifier #identifier__118845-3Carlo Pietrobelli (Head of Department and Professor of Economics at University Roma Tre, Italy, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.)
  • “Experimentalist Governance for Technology Upgrading: New Industrial Policy Process”
Link identifier #identifier__85986-4Yevgeny Kuznetsov (Senior Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute; and Consultant at World Bank)
  • Special Remarks
Link identifier #identifier__86006-5Reda Cherif (Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund [IMF])
Link identifier #identifier__148718-6Fuad Hasanov (Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund [IMF] and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Georgetown University)

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