Governments around the world have launched economic recovery packages in response to the recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two key themes feature prominently: investments in digitalization and green technologies. Both China and the EU have established reactivation plans supporting 5G telecommunications networks, big data and artificial intelligence. The EU has … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Precipitated the Age of Copper: Are Producing Countries Prepared to Supply the World and Capture Greater Value?
Penny Bamber is an international trade and investment specialist, with over a decade of experience working at the intersection of international economics and economic development with the Duke Global Value Chain Center. Her expertise lies in examining global industry dynamics to identify opportunities for different actors to engage and developing strategies and solutions for them to do so. Her work has covered a broad range of sectors and geographies, from inserting marginalized actors into the agricultural and mining industries in Latin America, advising on industrial policy development in the Philippines to examining the impact of automation on the future of Chinese industry. She has published extensively, contributing to numerous books, reports and journal articles on economic growth and development, technology and skills for the future and the role of gender amongst others. Penny has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chile and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.