Supply-Chain Trade: A Portrait of Global Patterns and Several Testable Hypotheses
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.
We wish to thank Marcel Timmer, Sebastien Miroudot, Rob Johnson, Peter Schott, and Andy Bernard for excellent comments and suggestions, and Yuan Zi for excellent research assistance. We thank the participants in conferences at the WTO (September 2012), Oxford (October 2012), and Hitotsubashi University (December 2012). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Richard Baldwin & Javier Lopez-Gonzalez, 2015. "Supply-chain Trade: A Portrait of Global Patterns and Several Testable Hypotheses," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(11), pages 1682-1721, November. citation courtesy of