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2. Centrality in the Global and Regional Trade Network

2. Centrality in the Global and Regional Trade Network »

Source: Trade Integration and Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa : In Pursuit of the Missing Link

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Céline Allard , Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Emmanouil Kitsios , Juan Trevino , and Wenjie Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2016

ISBN: 9781498349901

Keywords: Exports, International trade, Production, Sub-Saharan Africa, Time series, Trade integration, Econometric models, Goods, Regional trade, trade

Sub-Saharan Africa’s overall progress in trade integration, however, needs to be put in perspective with developments in global trade over the same period. Global trade took off following the implementation...

Trade Integration and Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: In Pursuit of the Missing Link

Trade Integration and Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa : In Pursuit of the Missing Link »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Céline Allard , Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Emmanouil Kitsios , Juan Trevino , and Wenjie Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498349901.087

ISBN: 9781498349901

Keywords: Exports, International trade, Production, Sub-Saharan Africa, Time series, Trade integration, Econometric models, Goods, Regional trade, trade

This analysis of the extent of trade integration of sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries in the global economy as well as within the region over the 1995-2013 period focuses on four key concepts: (1) trade openness,...

FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries1

FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries1 »

Source: FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Amendolagine , Andrea Presbitero , Roberta Rabellotti , Marco Sanfilippo , and Adnan Seric

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484335109

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, Spillovers, International trade, Econometric models, Developing countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam, Foreign Direct Investment, Global Value Chains, Local Sourcing

The local sourcing of intermediate products is one the main channels for foreign direct investment (FDI) spillovers. This paper investigates whether and how participation and positioning in the global value chains...

Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data1

Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data1 »

Source: Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data

Volume/Issue: 2020/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ata Can Bertay , Ljubica Dordevic , and Can Sever

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513546278

Keywords: Economic growth, Population growth, Labor force participation, Infant mortality rates, Manufacturing sector, economic development, gender inequality, WP, female share, GII

We study whether higher gender equality facilitates economic growth by enabling better allocation of a valuable resource: female labor. By allocating female labor to its more productive use, we hypothesize that red...

5. Global Value Chains

5. Global Value Chains »

Source: Trade Integration and Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa : In Pursuit of the Missing Link

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Céline Allard , Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Emmanouil Kitsios , Juan Trevino , and Wenjie Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2016

ISBN: 9781498349901

Keywords: Exports, International trade, Production, Sub-Saharan Africa, Time series, Trade integration, Econometric models, Goods, Regional trade, trade

Beyond the pure expansion of trade, an additional dimension of globalization over the past two decades has been the emergence of global value chains (GVCs). In an increasingly integrated world economy fueled...

Global Value Chains and External Adjustment: Do Exchange Rates Still Matter?*

Global Value Chains and External Adjustment: Do Exchange Rates Still Matter?* »

Source: Global Value Chains and External Adjustment: Do Exchange Rates Still Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2019/300

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , Sergii Meleshchuk , and Carolina Osorio Buitron

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513521985

Keywords: Exchange rate shocks, Exchange rate policy, Exchange rate pass-through, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange rate adjustments, inflation targeting, foreign exchange intervention, exchange rate, WP, intermediate input

The paper explores how international integration through global value chains shapes the working of exchange rates to induce external adjustment both in the short and medium run. The analysis indicates that greater...

Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia*

Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia* »

Source: Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hang Banh , Philippe Wingender , and Cheikh Gueye

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513542300

Keywords: Total factor productivity, Economic growth, Price indexes, Financial crises, Labor productivity, global value chains, trade, productivity, WP, industry level

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented collapse in global economic activity and trade. The crisis has also highlighted the role played by global value chains (GVC), with countries facing shortages of com...

Global Value Chains and the Exchange Rate Elasticity of Exports

Global Value Chains and the Exchange Rate Elasticity of Exports »

Source: Global Value Chains and the Exchange Rate Elasticity of Exports

Volume/Issue: 2015/252

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Swarnali Hannan , Maximiliano Appendino , and Michele Ruta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513531793

Keywords: Foreign exchange, Economic integration, Export growth, Real Exchange Rate, Global Value Chains, exports, exchange, value, elasticity, trade

This paper analyzes how the formation of Global Value Chains (GVCs) has affected the exchange rate elasticity of exports. Using a panel framework covering 46 countries over the period 1996-2012, we first find some...

Globalization and Narcos

Globalization and Narcos »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2019 : The IMF at 75

Volume/Issue: 2019/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498316514

Keywords: Finance and Development, Central banks, Economic growth, Financial crises, Development, Investment, The IMF at 75, IMF, develop economy, Bretton Woods

This issue of Finance & Development presents success and works of IMF in the past 75 years since its formation. The IMF's financial firepower must be increased substantially, particularly in a world of relatively f...

Lifting Growth in the Western Balkans
			: The Role of Global Value Chains and Services Exports

Lifting Growth in the Western Balkans : The Role of Global Value Chains and Services Exports »

Volume/Issue: 2019/13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nadeem Ilahi , Armine Khachatryan , William Lindquist , Nhu Nguyen , Faezeh Raei , and Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498314916.087

ISBN: 9781498314916

Keywords: Economic growth, Foreign trade, Supply, Services industry, Regional integration, Trade; Global Value Chains; Supply Chains; Growth; Services Trade; EU accession; Regional Integration

In the past 25 years, exports have contributed strongly to growth and economic convergence in many small open economies. However, the Western Balkan (WB) region, consisting of small emerging market economies, has n...