Dr. Ktenge will discuss his collaborative research with Dr. Sajal Lahiri from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, reporting results from their analysis of bilateral aggregate export data from 205 countries over the period 1990-2014.
The prevalence of "vertical specialization" and global value chains (GVCs) demands that we think differently about international trade and its relationship to employment. This talk discusses employment effects of GVCs trade. Dr. Jiang argues that the expansion of foreign high value-adding activities in the upper stream of GVCs is likely to lead to a decline of domestic value-added share, leading to intensification of international and domestic distributional conflicts.
Dr. Xiao Jiang’s research combines mathematical modeling, simulations and statistics with classical political economy. He has provided economic consulting for the International Labor Organization, the Association for East and Southeast Asian Countries, and the Economic Policy Institute. Dr. Jiang holds a PhD. in Economics from The New School for Social Research.
Yana vander Meulen Rogers
This talk examines how social disadvantage among rural-urban migrant households in China is associated with the nutritional status of children. The measures of social disadvantage are based on China’s hukou system of household registration – designed to limit domestic migration flows by denying public services in cities to migrants with rural registrations – and on gender bias that may harm women and girls.