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Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas

Research Areas

Globalization, location of production and growth
Globalization, location of production and growth
Project start date: 2016
Year of publication: 2020
Funding institution: Fundación BBVA

Economic globalization in recent decades has had a major impact on the location of production processes, generating greater fragmentation and internationalization of production chains, many instances of offshoring of activities from advanced to developing countries, and a certain tendency towards reduction of income inequality between countries. These changes are explained by several factors, including lower transport costs, the information and communication technology revolution, advances in models of business management and organization, and the possibility of fragmenting production processes into a series of tasks that have different factor content and are carried out at different locations, which is facilitated by better functioning of markets. International relocation of production raises many questions related to the characteristics of this process and its consequences for the growth and well-being of countries.

The aim of this research project is to study the dynamics of international relocation of production and its impact on the economic growth of countries (Spain in particular) in the context of globalization and growth in international trade over the last half century and of the evolution of inequality in income distribution across countries.

Recommended citation

Alcalá, F. (dir.) and M. Solaz (2020). Globalización, relocalización productiva y crecimiento. Bilbao: Fundación BBVA.


Ivie and Center for Economic Policy Research
Universitat de València
Marta Solaz Alamà


Julia Teschendorff Cooper