Global Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past half century, globalization has transformed how nations, firms, and workers compete in the international economy. A sociologist with a business mindset, Gary Gereffi (ND ’70) draws on his long career as an academic and policy activist to provide insight into how Global Value Chains (GVC) impact the worlds’ emerging economies.

This topic is particularly important today owing to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global trade—as businesses have gone into lockdown and demand has dried up. At the same time, there has been exploding demand for all variety of medical supplies, testing kits, PPE, and nasal swabs across the globe, with demand far exceeding supply.

This rich and insightful episode of the Global Pathways Podcast gets Dr. Gereffi’s take on what is going on, how did we get here, and what does this mean for globalization as we know it.

Pulte Institute for Global Development
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The Global Pathways Podcast with Ray Offenheiser features leading policy-makers, academics, researchers, activists, entrepreneurs, and others working to address today’s most pressing global challenges.

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June 17, 2020

BusinessGlobal AffairsHealth and SocietyLaw and PoliticsRay OffenheiserGary GereffiSupply ChainsPulte Institute for Global DevelopmentGlobal AffairsKeough School of Global AffairsResearch