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Follow the Value Added: Tracking Bilateral Relations in Global Value Chains

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  • Borin, Alessandro
  • Mancini, Michele

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Following the spread of global value chains new statistical tools, the Inter-Country Input-Output tables, and new analytical frameworks have been recently developed to provide an adequate representation of supply and demand linkages among the economies. Koopman, Wang and Wei propose an innovative accounting methodology to decompose a country's total gross exports by source and final destination of their embedded value added. However this decomposition presents some limitations and relevant inexactnesses in some of its components. We develop their approach further by deriving a fully consistent counterpart for bilateral trade flows, also at the sectoral level, addressing the main shortcomings of previous works. We also provide correct breakdown of the foreign content in total (world) trade flows and a brand new classification of these components that take the perspective of the exporting country. Finally, drawing on our methodology we derive for the first time a precise measure of international trade generated within global production networks. Two examples of empirical applications with relevant policy implications are also provided.

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  • Borin, Alessandro & Mancini, Michele, 2017. "Follow the Value Added: Tracking Bilateral Relations in Global Value Chains," MPRA Paper 82692, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Guillaume Gaulier & Aude Sztulman & Deniz Ünal, 2019. "Are global value chains receding? The jury is still out. Key findings from the analysis of deflated world trade in parts and components," Working Papers DT/2019/03, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
    2. Miroudot, Sébastien & ye, ming, 2018. "Tracing value-added and double counting in sales of foreign affiliates and domestic-owned companies," MPRA Paper 85723, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Miroudot, Miroudot & Ye, Ming, 2018. "A simple and accurate method to calculate domestic and foreign value-added in gross exports," MPRA Paper 89907, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Miroudot, Sébastien & Ye, Ming, 2010. "Investigating double counting terms in the value-added decomposition of gross exports," MPRA Paper 93877, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Aleksandra Kordalska & Magdalena Olczyk, 2019. "Is Germany A Hub Of Factory Europe For Cee Countries? The Sink Approach In Gvc Decomposition," GUT FME Working Paper Series A 56, Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology.
    6. Miroudot, Sébastien & Ye, Ming, 2017. "Decomposition of Value-Added in Gross Exports:Unresolved Issues and Possible Solutions," MPRA Paper 83273, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    global value chains; input-output tables; trade in value added; trade elasticity;

    JEL classification:

    • E16 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Social Accounting Matrix
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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