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Business Talk and Coffee: "The Future of Global Supply Chains"

Business Talk and Coffee: "The Future of Global Supply Chains"

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is hosting series of free-of-charge masterclasses “BUSINESS TALK & COFFEE”. 

The recent era of globalization had already been threatened by trade conflict between U.S. and China. Now more countries are re-thinking their level of dependence on China. Caught in the middle is Kazakhstan, which has long been counting on expanded global trade with China for the success of its Belt and Road Initiative investments. 

As President of Nazarbayev University Shigeo Katsu remarked in his NU Graduation 2020 address, the disruption of global supply chains has been one of many significant consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has exposed a lack of resilience in supply chains as businesses previously sought to make operations as lean and efficient as possible. Consequently, the pandemic fallout has amplified economic nationalism and political demands for reshoring of production.

In this webinar, Dr. De Remer will discuss recent and ongoing scholarship in international economics and business to address the following topics and questions:

  • What explains the globalization we observed prior to the pandemic?
  • How exactly did the pandemic disrupt global supply chains?
  • Is the era of globalized supply chains over?
  • How are changes in globalization likely to impact the economy of Kazakhstan?

Price: free

Language: English with simultaneous translation into Russian

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Thursday, June 25, 2020




Online, via ZOOM platform. The link will be available after registration.


David De Remer

Assistant Professor

Dr. David De Remer joined NU GSB in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 2012, and he also holds a Master’s degree in Statistics and Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. His primary research fields are international trade and industrial organization. His primary research interest is in international economic cooperation, including trade agreements and their distributional consequences. His research has been published in the Journal of International Economics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the World Trade Review, and the MIT Press conference volume The World Trade Organisation and Economic Development. Prior to joining NU GSB, David was an assistant professor at the International School of Economics at Kazakh-British Technical University and a lecturer at Northeastern University (USA). He was also previously a researcher in the project Firms, Strategy and Performance of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a Marie Curie Fellow at l’Université libre de Bruxelles as part of the DISSETTLE (Dispute Settlement in Trade: Training in Law and Economics) network of the European Union’s 7th Framework Program, an Exchange Scholar at Stanford University, and a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow in International Globalization and Development at Columbia University. Prior to doctoral studies, David worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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