Improving the Analysis of Global Value Chains: The UNCTAD-Eora Database

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Bruno Casella

United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Richard Bolwijn

United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Daniel D. Moran

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Keiichiro Kanemoto

Shinshu University

Date Written: December 16, 2019

Abstract

The UNCTAD-Eora Global Value Chain (GVC) database offers global coverage (189 countries and a “Rest of World” region) and a timeseries from 1990 to 2018, reporting on key GVC indicators. This paper explains the methodology for compiling the UNCTAD-Eora GVC database, including nowcasting employed in the estimation of recent years; second, it provides a comparison of the results against other value-added trade databases, with a focus on the OECD Trade in Value Added (TiVA) dataset; and lastly discusses the relevance of GVC data for the analysis of globalisation patterns, particularly at the intersection between trade, investment and development

Keywords: trade in value added; MRIO; global value chains; complex value chains; value added in export; input-output analysis

Suggested Citation

Casella, Bruno and Bolwijn, Richard and Moran, Daniel D. and Kanemoto, Keiichiro, Improving the Analysis of Global Value Chains: The UNCTAD-Eora Database (December 16, 2019). Transnational Corporations Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3624082

Bruno Casella (Contact Author)

United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ( email )

Palais des Nations
Office E 8074
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

Richard Bolwijn

United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ( email )

Palais des Nations
Office E 8074
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

Daniel D. Moran

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) ( email )

Høgskoleringen
Trondheim NO-7491, 7491
Norway

Keiichiro Kanemoto

Shinshu University ( email )

Nagano, 390-8621
Japan

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