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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculty of Economics and Business
GGDC Global Value Chain

Global Value Chain

Welcome to the Global Value Chain 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 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.

  • World Input-Output Database 2013 Release: The World Input-Output Database is the main database in this area, providing time-series of world input-output tables for forty countries worldwide and a model for the rest-of-the-world, covering the period from 1995 to 2011. These tables have been constructed in a clear conceptual framework on the basis of officially published input-output tables in conjunction with national accounts and international trade statistics. In addition, the WIOD provides data on labour and capital inputs and pollution indicators at the industry level that can be used in conjunction enlarging the scope of possible applications.
  • World Input-Output Database 2016 Release: Building on the methods set out in the original WIOD project a new project was launched in the beginning of 2016, in collaboration with the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW). A new time series of World Input-Output Tables has been constructed for the period 2000-2014. The new tables conform to the most recent system of National Accounts (2008 rather than 1993) and revision 4 of the International Standard Industrial Classification (instead of revision 3).