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Bamber et al.: Four reasons why globalized production helps meet demand spikes: The case of medical devices and personal and protective equipment

Ms. Penny Bamber, Ms. Karina Fernandez & Dr. Daria Taglioni | 12.05.2020

The blog looks at how the fragmentation of production and the new manufacturing bases in developing countries have helped to respond to demand spikes during the coronavirus crisis.

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Ms. Penny Bamber

Penny Bamber is with Duke’s Global Value Chains Center. She’s a former consultant for the International Trade Department of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) network of the World Bank, and a Research Associate with the Center on Globalization, Governance, and  Competitiveness (CGGC) at Duke University. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chile. She also holds a Diploma in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago.

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Ms. Karina Fernandez-Stark

Karina Fernandez-Stark has consulted for the African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank, OECD, UNCTAD and the World Bank, amongst others.

She has published several research reports and articles on industrial upgrading and social and economic development. Publications include “The Offshore Services Value Chain: Developing Countries and the Crisis,” in Global Value Chains in a Post-crisis World: A Development Perspective (The World Bank, 2010), The Offshore Services Value Chain: Upgrading Trajectories in Developing Countries (International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2011), Inclusion of Small and Medium Producers in High Value Agro Chains (Inter-American Development Bank, 2013), and Connecting Local Producers to Regional and Global Value Chains (OECD, 2013).

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Dr. Daria Taglioni
Dr. Daria Taglioni is Lead Economist in the World Bank and has been covering issues of international trade and countries’ trade competitiveness. She was the Task Team Leader for the World Development Report 2020. Her career started with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and she also worked at the European Central Bank for several years.

She has published in American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, and other peer-reviewed journals and her work has been cited in the New York Times and Forbes. She authored various books on international trade. She is Italian and holds a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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