Matthieu Crozet et José de Sousa participeront à la conférence organisée à l’institut IFO à Munich les 14 et 15 février 2014 sur le thème “State Export Credit Guarantees in a Globalized World”.
Matthieu Crozet participera à la session sur le thème “Public support and trade”, et José de Sousa sur le thème “Recent topics in trade finance”.
Thème de la conférence : Global economic integration has increased impressively during the past few years, driven by international trade and foreign direct investments. In addition, multinational enterprises allocate their production plants ever more across different countries to exploit cost and specialization advantages. Today, rising export numbers are not only a result of growing cross-border sales of final goods, but stem as well from globally organized production and value chains. The international exchange of goods confronts firms with additional entrepreneurial challenges, among which the financial clearing of sales plays a particular role. The importance of credit for firms’ entrepreneurial success has been dramatically illustrated during the recent financial crisis, in particular for internationally active firms. What are the new insights in the trade and finance linkage in light of globally organized value chains? How do entrepreneurs, financial institutions and governments deal with these new challenges? This conference will offer academic researchers and policymakers a platform to share their expertise in these topics.