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Supply chain contagion and the role of industrial policy

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  • Andrea Coveri

    (University of Urbino)

  • Claudio Cozza

    (University of Naples “Parthenope”)

  • Leopoldo Nascia

    (ISTAT)

  • Antonello Zanfei

    (University of Urbino)

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a major disruption in global value chains (GVCs) that pushed the global economy into a recession that promises to be worse than the 2008 crisis. This article illustrates the mechanisms through which the COVID-19 pandemic affected GVCs in the context of a changing configuration of the global economy. In particular, it is argued that GVCs became the main transmission channels of “economic contagion”. Finally, we posit that the pandemic provides an opportunity to revive the role of industrial policy as to govern the landslides of a world economy constantly pressured by globalization and deglobalization forces.

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  • Andrea Coveri & Claudio Cozza & Leopoldo Nascia & Antonello Zanfei, 2020. "Supply chain contagion and the role of industrial policy," Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Springer;Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, vol. 47(3), pages 467-482, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:epolin:v:47:y:2020:i:3:d:10.1007_s40812-020-00167-6
    DOI: 10.1007/s40812-020-00167-6
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    Keywords

    COVID-19; Pandemic; Contagion; Global value chains; Industrial policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F60 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - General
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy

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