Gary Gereffi's major ongoing research projects are: (1) the Jordan Competitiveness Program, with a focus on ICT, clean technology, and health and life sciences, funded by USAID (2013-2017); (2)
“A Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples in the Energy-Exporting
Countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region,” funded by the Minerva
Initiative (U.S. Dept. of Defense) (2012-2015); (3) work with the World Bank and the African
Development Bank on export competitiveness and workforce development in global and regional
food and agricultural value chains, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa; (4) “Capturing the
Gains: Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks and Trade”, funded by
the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) (2009-2013); and (5) North Carolina in the Global Economy, with a focus on manufacturing, exports and jobs.
Areas of Interest
Development, Comparative/Historical Sociology, Economy and Society
M.A. & M.Phil.,
University of Notre Dame,
Timothy Sturgeon, Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn and Ezequiel Zylberberg.
A Indústria Brasileira e as Candenas Globais de Valor (Brazilian Industry en Global Value Chains).
São Paolo, Brazil: Elsevier.
Global Value Chains in a Post-Washington Consensus World.
Review of International Political Economy
Joonkoo Lee, Gary Gereffi and Janet Beauvais.
(July 31, 2012).
Global Value Chains and Agrifoods Standards: Challenges and Possibilities for Smallholders in Developing Countries.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Part of Special Feature on “Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security.”)