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Asia Launch of the 2017 World Intellectual Property Report—Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains

Event | 5 March 2018 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Speaker Details

Speaker: Carsten Fink
Affiliation: The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Time: 12:00–14:00 (light lunch provided)

Background

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)’s 2017 World Intellectual Property Report contains original estimates of the returns accruing to intangible capital in the production of manufactured goods produced and sold around the globe, and explores the role of intangible capital more concretely in the supply chains for three products: coffee, photovoltaics, and smartphones.

The report will be presented by Carsten Fink, chief economist of the WIPO based in Geneva. Before joining WIPO, he was professor of international economics at the University of St. Gallen. He was also visiting professor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and visiting senior fellow at the Groupe d’Économie Mondiale, a research institute at Sciences Po. Prior to his academic appointments, Carsten worked for more than 10 years at the World Bank. Among other positions, he was a senior economist at the International Trade Team of the World Bank Institute, working out of the World Bank’s office in Geneva, and an economist in the Trade Division of the World Bank’s research department, based in Washington, DC. Carsten’s research has been published in academic journals and books. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and an MSc in economics from the University of Oregon in the United States.

Objectives
  • Launch WIPO’s 2017 World Intellectual Property Report in Asia
  • Provide answers to the following questions:
    • What is intangible capital worth, and what role does it play in global value chains?
    • What types of intangibles are most valuable at different production stages and for different consumer products?
    • How do companies manage their intangible assets in global value chains, and what role does intellectual property play in generating a return on those assets?
Output
  • Presentation of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report 2017
  • Discussions on measuring the returns accruing to intangible capital in the production of manufactured goods produced and sold around the globe
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