Intangibles, Global Value Chains and Productivity Growth – Workshop summary

Intangibles, Global Value Chains and Productivity Growth – Workshop summary

The role of the diffusion of knowledge across countries and the participation of firms in Global Value Chains (GVCs) has gained increasing attention in recent years. This workshop examines the relationship between intangibles, GVC participation and productivity. The workshop will include presentations of recent findings and of the newly constructed GLOBALINTO Input-Output Intangibles Database that contains data on intangibles (and additional related competitiveness metrics) from 56 2-digit NACE Rev.2 industries for EU-27 European Union and UK.
The workshop was held on the 13th of April 2021 and included presentations by project members Senior Research Fellow Felix Roth of the University of Hamburg, Associate Professor Aggelos Tsakanikas of the National Technical University of Athens and Professor Ahmed Bounfour and Postdoc and Alberto Nonnis of the University of Paris-Saclay.

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Workshop Program

14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction

Hannu Piekkola, Professor, University of Vaasa, GLOBALINTO

14:10-14:45 Revisiting intangible capital and labour productivity growth, 2000-2015 – Accounting for the crisis and economic recovery in the EU

Felix Roth, Senior Research Fellow, Chair for International Economics, University of Hamburg

14:45-15:20 The role of intantangible assets and GVCs in European manufacturing competitiveness: Empirical evidence from the GLOBALINTO IO Intangibles database

Aggelos Tsakanikas, Associate Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens

15:20-16:00 The combined contribution of intangible capital and global value chain participation to productivity

Ahmed Bounfour, Professor, European Chair on Intangibles, and Alberto Nonnis, Postdoc, University of Paris-Saclay