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World Input-Output Database: Construction and Applications

Objective

How has the increase in Chinese exports of textile products affected the employment of low skilled workers in German retail trade? What would be the effects of a change in the European Union’s agricultural policy on global CO2 emissions? Economic and environmental policies are designed at a detailed level of industries and products, while production is characterized by an interdependent structure. Due to globalization, these interdependencies cross borders and the inclusion of trade is more than ever essential. Analyzing policy issues therefore requires an all-encompassing database. Its construction is at the heart of this project and the following three aspects are crucial. • Input-output (IO) tables provide a description of the interdependent production structure. Taking the reach of internationalization into full consideration requires a worldwide set of national IO tables (covering at least 80% of world GDP) that are fully linked through bilateral trade data. • Taking the dynamics of internationalization into account requires a time series (1995-2006) of such linked IO tables, in current and constant international prices. • Taking the effects of internationalization into consideration requires that other relevant information is appended. These so-called satellite accounts include labor data for different skill types, investment flows, and environmental and resources data. The first part of the project constructs such a unique database. The second part of the project applies the database to analyze the international interaction of socio-economic and environmental objectives from a policy perspective. These are applications that use the database by directly employing IO and econometric techniques, and applications that use large-scale models that employ the database. The project builds on several previous, EU-sponsored projects and is carried out by Europe’s leading experts in IO theory, data construction, interindustry models, and policy applications.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 132 862,65
Administrative Contact
Teun Van Duinen (Mr.)

Participants (9)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 441 350,80
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 814 345,20
Address
Rahlgasse 3
1060 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ronald Hartwig (Mr.)
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 440 529,20
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Finger (Mr.)
OSTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 450 882
Address
Arsenal Objekt 20
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kurt Kratena (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE KONSTANZ TECHNIK WIRTSCHAFT UND GESTALTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 958,15
Address
Brauneggerstrasse 55
78462 Konstanz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joerg Beutel (Prof.)
THE CONFERENCE BOARD INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 158 250
Address
Third Avenue 845
10022 New York
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Tank (Mr.)
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 078
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2595 AC The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Els Van Der Sar-Zonneveld (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 137 520
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pantelis Capros (Prof.)
CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 135 673
Address
Rue Jean Goujon 8
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Dubeaux (Mr.)