ONLINE AGI SEMINAR ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

We invite researchers who are engaged in research on Asia and hold AGI Seminars.

Your participation is more than welcome! In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, this seminar will be held online.
*Please refer to the following for details.

Date and Time

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
*A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

Participation Fee

Free

Language

Japanese presentation and material(s). Q & A Session will be in Japanese and English.

Presenter

Dr. Craig Parsons, Professor, Department of Economics, Yokohama National University

Title

The Effect of GVC Participation on Greenfield FDI: An Industry-level Analysis

Abstract

This study examines GVC participation as a determinant of inward greenfield FDI at the sectoral level. Our data spans from 2005 to 2015 covering 15 manufacturing industries for 64 host countries and 88 source countries. It is the first study which examines the possible influence of GVC participation on FDI at an industry level. Overall, the results show that more trade through GVCs will increase FDI inflows. Although we find that GVC participation, both backward and forward linkages, is positively associated with FDI, the effects are heterogeneous and depend on the sector and the region. If the host country is in the later stages of production in “Basic metals”, and “Rubber and plastic”, policymakers may be well-advised to increase, improve and upgrade related infrastructure and/or introduce newer regulations which facilitate more GVC activity into these sectors. We also find that any such effects may be more pertinent to countries located in Europe and Central Asia, East Asia and Pacific, North America and less so for South Asia and Africa. In contrast, “Machinery and equipment” does not seem to be a key sector for GVC-driven FDI policy. Though the electronics industry is one of the most active industries in the global production chain, the result is positive, but not statistically significant.

To Participate

Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
(We will send you a Zoom link for participation via E-mail by Tuesday, August 16.)

Deadline for Participation Request

Your E-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Tuesday, August 16.

Leaflet

AGI SEMINAR ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 [in PDF Format]

TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
Please choose one of the above two methods.
*If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

(1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
*Click Here for How to Download the Application

You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

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You can also download the application from these pages.
・For iPhones and iPads
» Download Zoom Application

・For Android phones
» Download Zoom Application

② We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

④ When it is time to start the seminar (2:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

(2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

① We will send you a Zoom link to the E-mail address provided in your participation request E-mail by the day before the seminar.

② Please click and open the Zoom link between 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17.

③ Please click 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in a “Waiting Room.”

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④ When it is time to start the seminar (2:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

【NOTE】

◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with those cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

 

date:2022/08/04
Category:Seminars

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