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Assessment of EU member states' positions in Global Value Chains

Ines Kersan-Skabic ()

Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2017, vol. 8(2), 5-24

Abstract: The participation of countries in GVCs can be measured in different ways; most commonly by using the GVC participation index and the GVC position index. The research is focused on the analysis of GVC participation of EU member states applying different indicators and comparing the characteristics of three groups of EU member states (EU core members, EU Southern members and EU new member states). We have applied statistical analysis on the TiVA database. The results indicate a high level of participation of EU member states in GVCs with a predominance of backward linkages. Luxembourg, Slovakia and Hungary have the highest levels of participation while Croatia has the lowest participation. EU member states are very integrated and intra-regional, so about 80% of value added in their gross export or final demand originates from the EU (domestic value added or value added from other member states).

Keywords: GVC; EU; trade; forward and backward participation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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