CESSA-wiiw Joint International Workshop. New Industry-Level Analysis in Asia and Europe: Integration, Value Chains and Competitiveness

07  June 2013    9:00 am CEST


wiiw, Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna, lecture hall (entrance from the ground floor)



Junko Shimizu (Gakushuin University, Japan): Discussion on “Non-price Competitiveness of Exports from emerging countries” Exports from emerging countries”

João Amador, Rita Cappariello & Robert Stehrer (Banco de Portugal / Banca d'Italia / wiiw): Global value chains: a view from the euro area

Keiko Ito & Junko Shimizu (Senshu University / Gakushuin University): Competitiveness, Productivity, and Industry-Specific Effective Exchange Rate of Asian Industries

Taehyun Kwon & Jai-Won Ryou (Konkuk University): East Asia in Global Value Chain: Trade, Production, and Vertical Specializaion

Kiyotaka Sato, Junko Shimizu, Nagendra Shrestha & Shajuan Zhang (Yokohama National University / Gakushuin University / Yokohama National University): New Evidence Of Export Competitiveness between Asia and Europe: Industry-specific Real Effective Exchange Rates

Nagendra Shrestha (CESSA): Global Chains for Value-Added and Intermediate Goods in Asia

Konstantīns Beņkovskis & Julia Wörz (Latvijas Banka / Oesterreichische Nationalbank): Non-Price Competitiveness of Exports from Asian Countries

Recently, there is a growing literature that uses input-output (IO) tables to make an empirical investigation on the issue of vertical specialization, value-added trade and competitiveness across countries and regions. Such investigations enhance other research which is based e.g. on detailed trade or firm level data. Papers presented at the workshop focus on comparing integration aspects of the EU and Asian countries. Contributions will be based on the World Input Output Database (WIOD), another new IO database - the YNU-GIO Table constructed by CESSA at Yokohama National University – with a focus on Asian economies and further compatible data sources like trade and FDI data. The papers presented will provide comparative analysis of Asian and European integration aspects concerning the degree of regional economic integration, regional and global value chains, productivity growth, competitiveness and real exchange rate movements, and the effects of the crisis in these respects. Results should allow drawing policy implications for the further integration and cooperation in Asia.