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Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence

Seminar on regional value chains at ESCoE

Date:06 June 2019

On June 4, Bart Los gave a seminar at the London office of the Office for National Statistics. It was a seminar in the series organized by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, an initiative to which Marcel Timmer and Bart contributed. Bart's talk revolved...

Global trend in vertical specialisation

Patterns of vertical specialisation

Date:05 June 2019

In a recently published paper in the Review of World Economics, Stefan Pahl and Marcel Timmer document a new set of stylized facts on vertical specialisation since 1970. They construct new data to estimate the domestic value-added content in exports (VAX-D...

The regional impact of Brexit

NY Times covers GGDC Brexit research

Date:12 February 2019

On February 7, the New York Times published an article on regional implications of Brexit. It featured a map on regional economic Brexit risks in Europe, taken from the Papers in Regional Science article from 2018, co-authored by GGDC-members Wen Chen and Bart...

Share of UK inputs from abroad

Post-Brexit trade policy

Date:19 December 2018

Peter IJtsma, Bart Los and Marcel Timmer, joint with Peter Levell (IFS), published a paper in Fiscal Studies on the degree to which the UK participates in global value chains and what this implies for a post-Brexit trade policy. They argue that the UK will...

Functional specialization index in advanced countries

Functional specialization in trade

Date:30 November 2018

Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries, together with the OECD's Sébastien Miroudot, have published a paper in the Journal of Economic Geography on functional specialization in trade. They propose a new measure that describes in what type of activities a country...

Impact in Northern Netherlands

The impact of Brexit on the Northern Netherlands

Date:29 November 2018

The Socio-Economic Council of the Northern Netherlands, SER-NN, organized a meeting on November 26 about the possible impact of Brexit on three Northern provinces of The Netherlands. Bart Los gave a talk and participated in a panel with representatives from...

Regional Studies

Prize for Brexit article

Date:29 November 2018

On November 15, Bart Los received the award for the best paper in the 2017 volume of the journal Regional Studies. He had co-authored the winning paper, The Mismatch between Local Voting and the Local Economic Consequences of Brexit, with Philip McCann (University...