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07May 2019

Professors Luis Antonio López Santiago (University of Castilla-La Mancha), Ana Serrano González (University of Zaragoza) and Alberto Franco Solís (University of Extremadura) have organized a special session at the XLV Regional Studies Meeting (International Conference on Regional Science ). This session is entitled “Input-output and CGE models for the analysis of the environmental sustainability of the regions”.

The deadline for the presentation of abstracts is May 15. You can find all the information in this LINK

23Apr 2019

New institutional members

April 23, 2019

SHAIO has three new institutional members since the beginning of this year. The Basque Statistics System (www.eustat.eus), the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia) and the Society of Economic and Industrial Analysis of Asturias-SADEI (www.sadei.es). They join the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (www.idescat.cat) in this role of institutional member.

From SHAIO we want to thank our institutional members for their support and trust, and we hope to be able to give satisfactory feedback for all of us with a fruitful collaboration.

20Dec 2018

Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2018

Dear friends and colleagues:

We wanted to forward our most sincere wishes for you and your loved ones to have a marvelous Christmas and a Happy New Year.

20Dec 2017

Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2017

Dear friends and colleagues:

We wanted to forward our most sincere wishes for you and your loved ones to have a marvelous Christmas and a Happy New Year.

20Sep 2017

The 5th Prize Emilio Fontela on Input-Output Analysis 2017 has been awarded to Jesús Manuel García Ramos (National Autonomous University of Mexico) for the paper “Mapping and measuring the evolution of Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile and Mexico in the Global Value Chains, the case of manufacturing exports, 1995-2011“.

His paper fulfills not only the requirement necessary on scientific quality for the award of the prize but also contributes to the further knowledge on the research area followed. Therefore, the jury congratulates him for the high quality of the paper.

 

Abstract pf the paper awarded: “Mapping and measuring the evolution of Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile and Mexico in the Global Value Chains, the case of manufacturing exports, 1995-2011

In the past few decades, the international fragmentation of production processes in some sectors (most prominently in manufacturing industries) has evolved rapidly. In 1995, manufacturing industry exports represented 60.5 per cent of the total world exports; meanwhile, in 2011, signified 56.1 per cent (OECD/WTO, 2016). The multiplicative effects of manufacturing exports are stronger than other sector’s: Its direct and indirect production processes increase the demand for raw materials, energy, construction, and services from a broad array of supplying industries (Manufacturing Institute et al., 2012).

In the context of Global Value Chains (GVC), a country cannot become or continue competitive without robust and well-organized backward and forward linkages. In this sense, any variation in the world demand for manufacturing exports of individual countries has direct and indirect impacts over the GVC. By viewing the GVC of manufacturing exports as an input-output system, and therefore in turn as a complex network, we map and measure the domestic, upstream, and downstream ripple effects of Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, and Mexico’s exports over it from 1995 to 2011.

Our results show that, among Latin American countries, Mexico has the highest domestic, upstream, and downstream ripple effects. In 1995, an additional VA of $1.28 from Mexico and $0.6 from upstream processes of the rest of the world are required for a dollar of new final demand for Mexico’s exports of manufactures only. In 2011, an additional VA of $1.52 from Mexico and $0.92 from upstream processes of the rest of the world are required for a dollar of new final demand for Mexico’s exports of manufactures only.

However, Mexico has very weak ripple effects over the GVC of manufacturing exports because their backward and forward linkages are sparse. It seems that the starting point to increase the quantitative ripple effects of Mexico’s manufacturing exports over the GVC is developing its forward and backward linkages with Latina American countries. The development of the intra-regional market could be an effective strategy to facilitate productive diversification and international competitiveness. However, Latin American countries must develop interconnected and rigorous regulatory frameworks to reinforce regional integration and their response to the rest of world’s trade strategies.

06Jul 2017

The modelling team at OECD Environment Directorate is looking for 5 modeller consultants to help with the following ongoing projects related to our in-house ENV-Linkages model (see our website www.oecd.org/environment/modelling for more details on our modelling projects and the tools we use), to be carried out between August and December 2017:

  1. Contribute to the implementation of waste and recycling activities;
  2. Contribute to the specification of the costs and benefits of investments in materials efficiency;
  3. Contribute to the specification of a simple climate module that considers the global temperature effects both greenhouse gas and aerosol (air pollutant) emissions;
  4. Contribute to the specification of transport modalities and options for decarbonisation in the transport sector;
  5. Specification of environmental impacts and employment in mineral extraction sectors.

The modalities of the contract can be determined in mutual agreement, and could entail one of the following: a temporary assignment as an internal consultant at OECD Headquarters in Paris; a contract for intellectual services as an external consultant; or a secondment from a Ministry or research institute. Remuneration is according to the OECD guidelines and depends on the level of expertise of the candidate. Candidates need to be a national of an OECD member country.

Interested candidates from OECD member countries are asked to send a CV and a letter of intent, indicating which tasks they want to be considered for and what work modality would be possible for them, before 31 July 2017 to   and