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The Covid-19 pandemic and international supply chains

Eva Kleifgen (), Duncan Roth () and Ignat Stepanok ()
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Eva Kleifgen: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany
Ignat Stepanok: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany

No 202205, IAB-Discussion Paper from Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]

Abstract: "The Covid-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in international trade and has raised concerns about adverse effects on international supply chains. Using a unique establishment survey matched with administrative data from Germany, we provide novel evidence on how establishments have adjusted their supply chains in response to pandemic-induced disruptions. We find that establishments that experienced difficulties in obtaining intermediate inputs as a result of the pandemic are significantly more likely to change their network of suppliers than establishments without such problems, especially if disruptions affected imports from abroad. If an establishment experienced disruptions, it is also more likely to replace a distant with a closer supplier. However, these supply chain adjustments in response to the pandemic appear to be temporary." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Keywords: Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Pandemie; IAB-Datensatz BeCovid; IAB-Datensatz BeCovid; IAB-Open-Access-Publikation; Außenhandel; Auswirkungen; IAB-Betriebs-Historik-Panel; IAB-Betriebs-Historik-Panel; internationale Arbeitsteilung; Netzwerk; Anpassung; Substitution; Unternehmen; Zulieferer; 2020-2020 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2022-03-28
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DOI: 10.48720/IAB.DP.2205

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