Innovation, Global Value Chains, and Globalization Measurement—A Workshop

NOVEMBER 5-6, 2020 (*)

Washington, DC


A workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,

and funded by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics,

within the National Science Foundation


In recent decades, production processes of final products have been increasingly fragmented across countries in what are called global value chains (GVCs). While National Statistical Organizations collect a great deal of information on economic performance, trade, employment, and foreign direct investment, this information cannot always be used to quantify the international linkages and flows that characterize these cross-border transactions, especially those related to research and development (R&D) or software. NASEM will hold a workshop to address measurement needs and related gaps in the theory on globalization of research and development and publish a proceedings volume summarizing the workshop discussions.


To inform the work of the Innovation Policy Forum, an ad hoc planning committee under the oversight of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), in cooperation with the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT), will organize a two-day workshop to improve the understanding, measurement, and valuation of global value chains. The workshop will draw on the expertise of recognized experts on economics, industrial organization, trade, other social sciences; accounting and taxation of multinational enterprises; and statistics, along with the perspectives of personnel of national statistical offices.


Call for Papers

The organizing committee seeks papers addressing conceptual or empirical exploratory papers focusing on the globalization of innovation intangible assets.


Please see a sample of paper topics, submission deadlines, and workshop contact information in attached pdf or the conference website:


(*) Developments around COVID-19 may change workshop dates.


Francisco Moris, Ph.D.

National Science Foundation (USA)

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