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Supply-Chain Trade: A Portrait of Global Patterns and Several Testable Hypotheses

  • Richard Baldwin
  • Javier Lopez-Gonzalez

The trade linked to international production networks - supply-chain trade for short - is associated with momentous global economic changes. This paper presents a portrait of the global pattern of supply-chain trade and how it has evolved since 1995. The paper draws on a variety of data sources but most heavily on the recent World Input-Output Database. China's supply-chain trade receives special attention.

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Date of creation: Apr 2013
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Publication status: published as Supply-chain Trade: A Portrait of Global Patterns and Several Testable Hypotheses Richard Baldwin1 andJavier Lopez-Gonzalez2 Article first published online: 13 MAY 2014 DOI: 10.1111/twec.12189
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:18957
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