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Groningen Growth and Development Centre
Faculty of Economics and Business
GGDC Global Value Chains

Global Value Chains

Welcome to the Global Value Chains research area

This section presents our databases on global value chains and international trade flows. With increasing globalisation, production processes are increasingly becoming fragmented across borders. This fundamentally changes the nature of international trade with deep consequences for the location of production. The databases and research packages in this section provide the opportunity to analyse the consequences of this international fragmentation of production. For example, it allows us to assess the shifting patterns in demand for skills in labour markets, or for local emissions of air pollutants. Further related research is highlighted for each of the databases.