Mapping Global Value Chains

42 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2014

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Koen de Backer

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

S. Miroudot

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Trade Directorate (ECH)

Date Written: May 13, 2014

Abstract

World trade and production are increasingly structured around “global value chains” (GVCs). The last 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 to examine the position of countries 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 four broad industries: agriculture and food products, motor vehicles, electronics and business services.

Keywords: world trade, global value chains

JEL Classification: F14, F23, L16, L23

Suggested Citation

de Backer, Koen and Miroudot, Sebastien, Mapping Global Value Chains (May 13, 2014). ECB Working Paper No. 1677. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2436411

Koen De Backer (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

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Paris Cedex 16, 75775
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Sebastien Miroudot

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Trade Directorate (ECH) ( email )

2, rue André-Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

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