UNU-CRIS in collaboration with Maastricht University, GRESI-FWO and the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development, is Organising an International Workshop on Measuring Globalisation, Maastricht, 22-23 November 2012
UNU-CRIS in collaboration with Maastricht University, GRESI-FWO and the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development, is Organising an International Workshop on Measuring Globalisation, University of Maastricht, 22-23 November 2012.
The quantitative monitoring of globalization has gained interest over the last years (Dreher, Gaston and Martens 2008; De Lombaerde and Iapadre 2008; Caselli 2012). The Kearney/Foreign Policy globalization index (KFP), published 2001-2007, is generally considered as the first proposal to construct a composite measure of globalization. Several proposals followed the KFP index, all trying to improve it on some aspect(s): conceptual framework, choice of variables, adjustment, normalization, weighting, etc. These include: the CSGR index (Lockwood and Redoano 2005), the Maastricht Globalization Index (Martens and Zywietz 2004, 2006; Martens and Raza 2009, 2010) and the KOF Index of Globalization (Dreher 2006). Some alternative globalization measures have also been presented, and the OECD has recently facilitated new work on economic globalization indicators.
Aims of the workshop
Time is ripe for a new collaborative initiative in this area, in order to take stock of the work that has been done so far, and identify the needs and directions to advance the measurement, monitoring and modeling of globalization. Given the multi-dimensional character of globalization it is thereby crucial to strengthen communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioners working in different disciplinary fields. The lack of efficient cross-discipline communication is a bottleneck for creating better indicators and indicator systems for monitoring globalisation. Conceptual as well as technical and data issues need to be revised. The workshop should contribute to the advancement of the ways by which globalization is measured and monitored and, indirectly, to the quality of applied empirical research on the causes and consequences of globalization in different disciplines. This should be of benefit to policy-makers, scholars, and students.
Panel 1: Globalization: What is it? Should it be measured? Can it be measured?
Panel 2: Globalization indicators: State-of-the-art and ways forward.
Panel 3: How ‘global’ are global networks? Applications of network analysis.
Panel 4: Causes and consequences of globalization: new research questions, new empirical evidence.
Confirmed speakers include:
Jan-Aart Scholte (Warwick University), Lelio Iapadre (University of L’Aquila and UNU-CRIS), Glenn Rayp (Ghent University), Niklas Potrafke (University of Munich), Volker Nitsch (Darmstadt University of Technology and KOF-ETH), Marco Caselli (UCSC Milano)…
Call for papers:
Two-page outlines of intended papers, together with a short CV of the authors, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before June 1st. Decisions on acceptance of proposals will be communicated before June 30th. Full papers should be submitted by October 31st 2012.