Kyle Geraghty

Global Political Economy

PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC 1+3)
School of Economic Finance and Management, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2015

Research topic: The effect of global production networks on value creation

My research focuses on a critique of the global production networks conception of value, and in particular its overarching emphasis on the way in which they shape different opportunities for value capture. I posit that although this can identify several outcomes from developing economics engagement with global trade, a clearer understanding of how value creation is required. My thesis empirical work be developing this through the value-form approach to value theory through fieldwork in Eastern Europe.

The research I am engaged in is explicitly interdisciplinary; bringing together elements from global political economy and economic geography, my critique also emerges from an engagement with both economic history and long standing debate on value in political economy.

Research supervisors: Dr Gregory Schwartz (Bristol), Professor Jeffrey Henderson