A Risk Analysis on the Network Concentration of Global Supply Chains

B07 Hemsley Building, Hybrid event, University Park
Wednesday 29th March 2023 (11:00-12:30)

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Satoshi Inomata

The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme presents a talk by Dr Satoshi Inomata, Visiting Research Fellow at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France.

A Risk Analysis on the Network Concentration of Global Supply Chains

Wednesday 29 March, 11am-12.30pm UK time, B07 Hemsley Building, University Park, ( hybrid event)

In this paper, we present new referential statistics for concentration risks of global supply chains, using the OECD’s Intercountry Input-Output Tables. The study’s net contribution rests on the development of a metric that indicates network concentration in terms of the frequency of supply chain engagement with the regions of analytical concern, alongside the traditional approach based on volume measures of value-added concentration. Japan, a country with a high propensity to encounter natural hazards, and China, under mounting geopolitical tension with the United States, are chosen as the target regions for risk assessment. In addition, the highly asymmetric structure of mutual economic dependency in the US-China relations is identified.

About the Speaker

Satoshi INOMATA received his BA in Politics and Economics from the University of London, MSc in Development Economics from the University of Oxford, and PhD (Economics) from the Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He directed various projects of constructing international input-output tables, including the Asian International Input-Output Tables, the BRICs International Input-Output Table, and the Transnational Interregional Input-Output Table for China, Japan and Korea. Dr. Inomata’s recent research includes in-depth studies of global value chains using Input-output techniques. Recently, he has been double-awarded two most prestigious academic prizes in Japan for his book Global Value Chains (2019, Nihonkeizai-shimbun publishing). He also wrote a chapter on a compilation method of multi-country input-output table in the United Nations Handbook on Supply and Use and Input-Output Tables with Extensions and Applications.

He is the previous President of the International Input-Output Association, and also a member of the Editorial Board of Economic Systems Research.

This talk will be chaired and moderated by Dr. Chun-yi Lee, Director of Taiwan Studies Program, University of Nottingham 


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