Special Issue "COVID-19 Foreign Direct Investment and Global Value Chain Disruptions"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Maurice Kugler
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Guest Editor
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Interests: financial technology and innovation; crypto currencies; blockchain economics; global value chains; foreign direct investment; exchange rate determination; exchange rate regimes; monetary policy; inflationary dynamics; emerging markets; capital flight; financial crises and contagion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the impact of “COVID-19” on “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Global Value Chains (GVCs)” and includes novel research on the use of empirical methods and techniques for estimating the econometric impact of the pandemic shock on transnational production outcomes and international business cycles. The economic impact of the pandemic has been massive and it is key to understand how international investment patterns have adapted to the shock and the propagation mechanisms that the ripple effects of the contagion have created on supply chains across borders.

Structural and reduced-form empirical articles are welcome on the application of novel methodological techniques in estimation or simulation of pandemic economic impacts and the international transmission of investment shocks.

Contributions emphasizing big data, including the use of disaggregated data and high-frequency data of all sorts, are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Maurice Kugler
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • COVID-19
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Global Value Chains (GVCs)
  • Supply-chain disruptions
  • Just-in-time production
  • Component assembly

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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