KCG Workshop 2018

Economic and Social Consequences of Global Value Chains

Nov. 1-2, 2018

Kiel, Germany

The Kiel Centre for Globalization (KCG) will organize its first KCG scientific workshop under the title “Economic and Social Consequences of Global Value Chains” on November 1-2, 2018. The workshop aims at gathering together scholars from the international research community who work on different aspects of global value chains to share their up-to-date research findings with each other. This workshop is expected to help foster knowledge exchange among the workshop participants and thus enhance the synergy effect of the related research from different disciplines and with different research methods. Discussions are expected to help further advance related research, lead to new academic publications of high quality and encourage new joint research among the workshop participants and beyond.

We target the first KCG scientific workshop, which is financially supported by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung,  on three selected key aspects of the global value chains: international trade, sustainability and ethics. All three aspects are of high academic interest and are of strong policy relevance.

Based on the three focused aspects, the workshop mainly consists of four academic sessions:

  • Session I : Trade: Constraints, Volatility and Structural Change
  • Session II: Trade: Policy, Institutions and Regulations
  • Session III: Sustainability and Global Value Chains
  • Session IV: Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Ethics along Global Value Chains


Eighteen international experts in global value chain research will present their up-to-date research results. The workshop agenda and some background information can be found here.

The two-day workshop will take place at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Kiellinie 66, 24105, Kiel Germany).

Contact: KCG Office: kcg-conference@ifw-kiel.de