Anna Giunta is Full Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University Roma Tre. She will be visiting at CGGC until the mid of December, 2013. Her current research interests are: Global Value Chains; Firms’ Organization; Firms’ Internationalization; Industrial and Regional Policy Evaluation; Italian Economy; Regional Disparities. In her research, she is applying the Global Value Chain Approach to firms operating in developed countries. Her recent papers on GVC are published on: International Review of Applied Economics, 2013, Doi 10.1080/02692171.2013.826634; voxeu.org, 15 December, 2012; International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, vol. 5, N. 3, 267-290, 2012; Regional Studies, Vol. 46, N. 8, 1067- 1083, 2012; Occasional Paper, n. 86, Banca d’Italia, Rome, 2011, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol. 11, 236-253, 2011.