KCG Researchers Gave Presentations at the Aarhus-Kiel Workshop 2019
The Aarhus-Kiel Workshop is an annual research workshop, jointly organized by the Research Centre for Firms and Industry Dynamics at the Aarhus University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in cooperation with KCG. It serves as an excellent platform for scholars from Aarhus and Kiel who are specialised in globalization research to present and discuss research (in progress) with other experts in the field.
The Aarhus-Kiel Workshop 2019 took place on December 5-6 in Sandbjerg, Denmark. Eleven KCG researchers actively joined this workshop as presenters and/or discussants. The KCG presentations mainly focused on topics related to global value chains, international trade, international business and migration as follows:
- Sonali Chowdhry (KCG Fellow) presented her research on the anticipation effects and heterogeneity in firm-level adjustments due to trade liberalisation using the case of the deep and comprehensive EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement.
- Holger Gorg, Ph.D. (KCG Managing Director) gave a talk based on his paper “Subsidies, Spillovers and Exports: Theory and Evidence for China” that is co-authored with Prof. Sourafel Girma, Ph.D. (University of Nottingham & KCG External Research Fellow) and Ignat Stepanok, Ph.D. (IAB Nürnberg).
- Jakob Lehr (KCG Fellow) presented his work on energy taxes and firms’ markups – within the framework of the KCG Research Project “Global Supply Chains, Environmental Regulation and Green Innovation”
- Haiou Mao, Ph.D. (Wuhan University & KCG Guest Researcher) presented a paper co-authored with Görg on “The Impact of the US – China Trade War on Global Value Chains”
- Léa Marchal (Bielefeld University & KCG Fellow) gave a talk on various mechanisms linking bilateral aid and migration flows based on her working paper titled “How Aid Impacts Migration Flows once again”.
Moreover, KCG (Senior) Fellows, Cecilia Hornok Ph.D., Prof. Horst Raff, Ph.D., and Frauke Steglich, and Xinming Xia (Peking University & KCG Guest Researcher) pitched their ongoing research on pension reforms, strategic inventory management, corporate governance and the evolution of small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany and China, respectively, in the speed presentation sessions at the workshop.
The 2019 Workshop was partially financed by the Carlsberg Foundation.