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It’s a Small, Small World... A Guided Tour of the Belgian Production Network

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  • Emmanuel Dhyne
  • Cedric Duprez

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This article presents stylized facts about the participation of Belgian firms in global and local value chains, using transaction data at the firm level to depict the Belgian production network and its integration in the world economy. These data allow the identification of the various channels through which a Belgian firm has access to the world market, either to source its inputs or to sell its output. We also discuss how the level of efficiency of individual firms is related to their position in the local and global value chains.

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  • Emmanuel Dhyne & Cedric Duprez, 2017. "It’s a Small, Small World... A Guided Tour of the Belgian Production Network," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 32, pages 84-96, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:32:y:2017:5
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    Keywords

    Productivity; OECD; Policies; Global Productivity; Total Factor Productivity; Wages; academics; Global Value Chains; Belgian Production Network; World Economy; Efficiency;
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    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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