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    Are agglomeration economies still important in times of production dispersion?

Are agglomeration economies still important in times of production dispersion?

By Giulio Cainelli (University of Padova), Robert Ganau (University of Padova & LSE) and Anna Giunta (Roma Tre University).

 

Global Value Chains and the concomitant international dispersion of production activities have reshaped the comparative strength of agglomeration economies to deliver competitive advantages to firms and territories. In this article, Cainelli, Ganau and Giunta explore the role of agglomeration economies in […]

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    Mining for tech advances? The impact of mineral-resource FDI in the era of global value chains

Mining for tech advances? The impact of mineral-resource FDI in the era of global value chains

By Lorenzo Formenti (UNCTAD) and Bruno Casella (UNCTAD)

 

 

The spillovers of mining FDI – the diffusion and appropriation of foreign technology, know-how or skills that may not be available locally – are paramount for development in poor, resource-rich countries. In this piece, we identify three channels of FDI-led technological spillovers: 1. Generic exposure to multinational R&D activity; 2. Internationalization of […]