Venue
World Bank I Building
World Bank I Building, 1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

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Event Date Thu Feb 20 EST (almost 2 years ago)
Location World Bank I Building
1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Region Americas
Details

This discussion will focus on the impact of automation on offshoring and how patterns of automation are affecting greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions, a forward-looking indicator of where production is expected to look at the following three questions:

• First, as a leading center of global value chains – and leader in the production of robots – how much are European manufacturing firms changing their investments abroad as they automate?
• Second, what are the implications within Europe – will reshoring help or hinder convergence within Europe?
• Third, what are the implications for Europe’s trading partners in developing countries?

Speakers

2020 Speakers

CHAIR:

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt
Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank

SPEAKERS:

Mary C. Hallward-driemeier
Senior Economic Advisor, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, World Bank

Federica Saliola
Lead Economist, Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

DISCUSSANT:

Federica Saliola
Lead Economist, Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice, World Bank