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The past fifty years have been characterised by a massive wave of globalisation, which provided lowered prices, access to a wide variety of goods and services, and reduced global poverty.

However, this historic growth has recently come to a standstill, and both natural events and geopolitical tensions have shown that globalisation can exacerbate vulnerabilities and dependency on third parties.

In this talk, Professor Glenn Magerman, Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, INET Oxford, will discuss the role of (global) value chains in driving growth, welfare and inequality, the impact of supply chain policies on socio-economic outcomes, and how we can make our societies more resilient to future natural and geopolitical shocks.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome.

About the Speaker

Glenn Magerman is Associate Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London/Paris, Affiliated Professor at the Institute of European Studies in Brussels, and Fellow at VIVES KU Leuven.

Glenn has a PhD in Economics from KU Leuven and is a Fulbright alumnus to Stanford University. He is currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and is academic consultant for the research network “Challenges to Monetary Policy” of the European Central Bank.

His research agenda centres on firm behaviour in production networks, the impact of micro and macro shocks, and the effect of various supply chain policies on welfare and inequality.


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