Supply-chain trade and labor market outcomes: The case of the 2004 European Union enlargement

Lennart C. Kaplan, Tristan Kohl, Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

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Abstract

The structure of international trade is increasingly characterized by fragmentation of production processes and trade policy. Yet, how trade policy affects supply-chain trade is largely unexplored territory. This paper shows how the accession of 10 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) to the European Union affected European supply-chain trade. We find that accession primarily fostered CEECs’ integration in global value chains of other entrants. Smaller integration benefits stem for East–West trade in services for lower-skill activities. These increases in value-added exports translate into sizeable job creation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-506
Number of pages26
JournalReview of International Economics
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • INTERNATIONAL-TRADE
  • AGREEMENTS
  • INCREASE
  • GRAVITY
  • FRAGMENTATION
  • GLOBALIZATION
  • INEQUALITY
  • EXPORTS
  • INPUT
  • WAGES

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