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Measuring What Matters in Global Value Chains and Value-Added Trade

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  • Borin,Alessandro
  • Mancini,Michele

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The spread of global value chains (GVCs) has given rise to new statistical tools, the Inter-Country Input-Output tables and new analytical frameworks aimed at properly identifying production linkages between and within economies. However, several important questions remain unaddressed. This paper proposes a new toolkit for value-added accounting of trade flows at the aggregate, bilateral, and sectoral levels that can be used to investigate a broad set of empirical questions -- including an assessment of the share of trade related to GVCs. The paper shows how different empirical issues require distinct accounting perspectives, and maps these methodologies onto the economic questions they are best suited to address. In this way, in addition to providing novel tools, the paper brings a large part of the related literature under one comprehensive framework.

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  • Borin,Alessandro & Mancini,Michele, 2019. "Measuring What Matters in Global Value Chains and Value-Added Trade," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8804, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:8804
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    1. Permani, Risti & Xu, Xing, 2020. "The Nexus between Natural disasters, Supply Chains and Trade – Revisiting the Role of FTAs in Disaster Risk Reduction," 2020 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, Kansas City, Missouri 304269, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Belotti,Federico & Borin,Alessandro & Mancini,Michele, 2020. "icio : Economic Analysis with Inter-Country Input-Output Tables in Stata," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9156, The World Bank.
    3. Fontagné, Lionel & Santoni, Gianluca, 2021. "GVCs and the endogenous geography of RTAs," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 132(C).
    4. Gustavo Adler & Ms. Carolina Osorio Buitron & Sergii Meleshchuk, 2019. "Global Value Chains and External Adjustment: Do Exchange Rates Still Matter?," IMF Working Papers 2019/300, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Ilaria Fusacchia, 2020. "Evaluating the Impact of the US–China Trade War on Euro Area Economies: A Tale of Global Value Chains," Italian Economic Journal: A Continuation of Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and Giornale degli Economisti, Springer;Società Italiana degli Economisti (Italian Economic Association), vol. 6(3), pages 441-468, November.
    6. De Soyres,Francois Michel Marie Raphael & Franco Bedoya,Sebastian, 2019. "Inflation Dynamics and Global Value Chains," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9090, The World Bank.
    7. Rita Cappariello & Michele Mancini, 2019. "US trade policy in numbers: how exposed is the EU?," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 528, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
    8. Jangam, Bhushan Praveen & Rath, Badri Narayan, 2020. "Cross-country convergence in global value chains: Evidence from club convergence analysis," International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 163(C), pages 134-146.
    9. Inferrera, Sergio, 2021. "Globalisation in Europe: Consequences for the business environment and future patterns in light of Covid-19," IWH-CompNet Discussion Papers 2/2021, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).

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    Keywords

    International Trade and Trade Rules; Industrial and Consumer Services and Products; Transport and Trade Logistics; Crime and Society;
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