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Mapping Global Value Chains

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  • Koen De Backer
  • Sébastien Miroudot

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World trade and production are increasingly structured around “global value chains” (GVCs). The last few years have witnessed a growing number of case studies describing at the product level how production is internationally fragmented, but there is little evidence at the aggregate level on the prevalence of GVCs. The main objective of this paper is to provide for more and better evidence allowing the examination of countries’ position within international production networks. We propose a number of indicators that give a more accurate picture of the integration and position of countries in GVCs, as well as a more detailed assessment of the value chain in six broad industries: agriculture and food products, chemicals, electronics, motor vehicles, business services and financial services.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Trade Policy Papers with number 159.

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Date of creation: 19 Dec 2013
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Handle: RePEc:oec:traaab:159-en

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  1. World Bank, 2014. "Malaysia Economic Monitor, June 2014 : Boosting Trade Competitiveness," World Bank Other Operational Studies 19303, The World Bank.
  2. Robert Stehrer & Roman Stöllinger, 2013. "Positioning Austria in the Global Economy: Value Added Trade, International Production Sharing and Global Linkages," FIW Research Reports series V-002, FIW.
  3. Francesca Barbiero & Michael Blanga-Gubbay & Valeria Cipollone & Koen De Backer & Sébastien Miroudot & Alexandros Ragoussis & André Sapir & Reinhilde Veugelers & Erkki Vihriälä & Guntram B, . "Manufacturing Europeâ??s future," Blueprints, Bruegel, number 795, December.
  4. Georgescu, George, 2014. "International fragmentation of production. Local vulnerabilities and capitalization of heritage values in Romania," MPRA Paper 57255, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Robert C. Johnson, 2014. "Five Facts about Value-Added Exports and Implications for Macroeconomics and Trade Research," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 28(2), pages 119-42, Spring.

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