The GVC program conducts and facilitates policy-focused, interdisciplinary research on topics facing GVCs in society. To this end, the GVC program
- publishes GVC policy briefs based on academic research,
- connects faculty with GVC data for the purpose of public policy analysis and translation into academic publications or policy briefs, and
- maintains an online repository of GVC research and publications.
Current research projects focus on the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains, opportunities for economic integration in the Levant region, and improving working conditions and wages in developing countries engaged in GVCs.
- 2022: “Misinformation and Disinformation in Modern Warfare” (Yanling Chang, Matthew F. Keblis, Ran Li, Eleftherios Iakovou, and Chelsea C. White III). Operations Research, 0(0).
- 2021: “Working Conditions and Factory Survival: Evidence from Better Factories Cambodia” (Raymond Robertson, Drusilla Brown, and Rajeev Dehejia). Review of Development Economics, 25(1): 228-254.
- 2020: “Lights On: How Transparency Increases Compliance in Cambodian Global Value Chains” (Raymond Robertson). ILR Review, 73(4): 939-968.
- 2017: “Do Factory Managers Know What Workers Want? Worker Information Asymmetries and Pareto Optimal Human Resource Management Policies” (Paris Alder, Drusilla Brown, Rajeev Dehejia, George Domat, and Raymond Robertson). Asian Development Review, 34(1): 65–87.
Books and Book Chapters
- 2022: From Jobs to Careers: Apparel Exports and Career Paths for Women in Developing Countries (Stacey Frederick, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, and Mexico Alberto Vergara Bahena). South Asia Development Forum. Washington, DC: World Bank.
- 2021: Employment in Crisis: The Path to Better Jobs in a Post-COVID-19 Latin America (Joana Silva, Liliana D. Sousa, Truman G. Packard, and Raymond Robertson). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank.
- 2019: Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia (Erhan Artuc, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, and Daniel Samaan). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank and the International Labour Organization.
- 2017: Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America (Chad P. Bown, Daniel Lederman, Samuel Pienknagura, and Raymond Robertson). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank.
- 2016: Stiches to Riches Apparel Employment, Trade, and Economic Development in South Asia (Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Raymond Robertson, eds.). Washington, DC: World Bank Directions in Development.
- 2015: Interwoven: How the Better Work Program Improves Job and Life Quality in the Apparel Sector (Aphichoke Kotikula, Milad Pournik, and Raymond Robertson).Washington, DC: The World Bank.
- 2012: Sewing Success? Employment, Wages, and Poverty following the End of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Raymond Robertson). Washington, DC: The World Bank.
Online Publications and Reports
- 2021: “Close Knit: Migration and Apparel Production in Central America” (Raymond Robertson). Mosbacher Institute White Paper Series.
- One year later, root causes of migration still need to be addressed, The Hill
- The key to slowing Central American migration is jobs, The Dallas Morning News
- Harris’ Central American jobs push stirs huge clothes fight, Politico Pro
- 2021: “International Trade and Labor Markets: Evidence from the Arab Republic of Egypt” (Raymond Robertson, Mexico Alberto Vergara Bahena, Deeksha Kokas, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo). IZA Discussion Paper No. 14413.
- 2021: “Deep Integration in Trade Agreements: Labor Clauses, Tariffs, and Trade Flows” (Raymond Robertson). Policy Research Working Paper No. 9599. The World Bank.
- 2019: “Working Conditions, Transparency, and Compliance in Global Value Chains: Evidence from Better Work Jordan” (Raymond Robertson). IZA Discussion Paper No. 12794.
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