Exploring Gains from Trade for Innovation in Global Networks
Exploring Gains from Trade for Innovation in Global Networks

The current rise in economic nationalism in the United States and abroad is posing new challenges for inclusive trading environments. “Megaregionalism 2.0: Trade and Innovation within Global Networks” , a new book co-authored by Dieter Ernst, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), offers insights for “policy debates on how to strengthen the gains from trade for innovation through an inclusive trading environment that facilitates access to knowledge for all”; an issue that is becoming increasingly important for developed and developing economies. Equally important are the economic policies to ensure these gains and losses are also shared.


On November 13, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dieter Ernst will join CIGI for a candid discussion, where he will draw on chapters from his book to examine how integration into global production networks and global innovation networks might erode or foster a country’s innovation capabilities. He will share two case studies, one from China and one from India:, one country’s participation in the Information Technology Agreement, a plurilateral agreement, failed to stimulate innovation gains while the other reaped gains in innovation. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an interesting discussion. Refreshments will be served. 

Event Speakers

Dr. Dieter Ernst

Dr Dieter Ernst is a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center/EWC (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) and at the Centre for International Governance Innovation/CIGI (Waterloo, Canada). He is an authority on trade, global production networks and the internationalization of research and development in high-tech industries, with a focus on standards and intellectual property rights. His research examines corporate innovation strategies and innovation policies in the United States and in China, India, Taiwan, Korea, and Malaysia. Dr Ernst has provided testimony to US Congress, and has served as a member of the United States National Academies "Committee on Global Approaches to Advanced Computing"; senior advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris; research director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy at the University of California at Berkeley; professor of international business at the Copenhagen Business School; and scientific advisor to governments, private companies, and international institutions.
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