Welcome to the IIOA Webinar Corner
The IIOA introduced a series of webinars as one of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the
cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 annual IIOA Conferences. The aims of these webinars include:
• sharing information, research, developments and analyses;
• promotion of innovative ideas and inspiring others;
• providing another IIOA channel for learning and development for younger scholars; and
• least of all, seeing / hearing albeit online, existing friends and colleagues as well as newbies.
Topics can be of any nature relating to Input-Output and the presenters from within the IIOA community or
The ground work laid out by Douglas Meade, Bart Los and Sanjiv Mahajan led to the introduction of the
Webinar Programme Series in 2021 with Maureen Rimmer being the first presenter. As of 2022, Kuishuang
Feng, a Member of the IIOA Council, is the new lead for the Webinar Programme Series, supported and
advised by Sanjiv Mahajan.
Notification of webinar(s)
As and when a new webinar is available, this webpage will be updated and all IIOA Members will also be
notified via email. Nearer the event date, final details will be circulated and a link to the webinar will be
provided. No registration or payment is needed.
Presenter: Juan Carlos Ruiz-García
Title of presentation: Global Value Chain Disruptions: The Role of Firm Heterogeneity
Date and time: Wed, 06-Dec-2023 15:00(CET) - Start in 18 hours, 52 minutes
Dr. Juan Carlos Ruiz-García is a Macroeconomist with both theoretical and
empirical interests. He received my Ph.D. in Economics and Government from
Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI). He is currently an
Economic Analyst of the Input–Output Global Value Chain and Productivity
Team (IOGVCPROD) of the Knowledge for Finance, Innovation, and Growth Unit
(B7) of the Joint Research Centre in Sevilla (JRC-Sevilla) of the European
Commission. His main research focuses on Firm Dynamics with a special
interest in understanding how economic frictions, e.g., financial
frictions, adjustment costs, affect firms in the economy, and as a result,
aggregate productivity and output. He also works in Development Economics,
particularly understanding the determinants of Poverty and Inequality both
across and within countries.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the webinar programme or improvements we can make,
please contact us and let us know. More importantly, if you or your colleagues within or outside
the IIOA would like to make an Input-Output related presentation, again, please let us know.
The contacts are below and the email details are available via the IIOA Members Area or via this