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Global value chains: New evidence for North Africa

Del Prete, Davide and Giovannetti, Giorgia and Marvasi, Enrico Global value chains: New evidence for North Africa. International Economics. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2110-7017 (In Press) (2017)

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Abstract This paper analyzes the participation and the position of North African countries in global value chains (GVCs). Exploiting the recently released Eora multiregional Input-Output tables, we describe regional and country {GVC} involvement. North African countries have not so far been able to fully integrate into international production networks. However, a large part of their (low) trade is due to value added related activities, mainly in the upstream phases, and the importance of foreign linkages has been increasing over time. We complement the Input-Output analysis with sectoral evidence from selected case studies and policy experiences. Overall, our results suggest that enhancing the {GVC} participation of North African countries has potential to substantially benefit local industries, countries and indeed the whole area. However, the ability to retain such benefits relies on specific local conditions, such as a favorable environment for foreign investments, and lower trade barriers, thus leaving room for policy intervention.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.inteco.2017.03.002
Additional Information: SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85016741756
Uncontrolled Keywords: JEL: F14; F15; L23; O11; O55. - Keywords: International production networks; Global value chains; Multi-Regional Input-Output tables; North Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: davide del prete
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 08:50
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3703

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