Dear SHAIO members,

It is our great pleasure to inform that Elena Manzanera, our colleague and member of the SHAIO board as delegate of Institutes, has been appointed president of the Spanish National Institute of Statistics.
Congratulations, Elena, we wish you all the best in this new stage!

Rosa Duarte, president of SHAIO

Coinciding with the years of the Jornadas de Análisis Input-Output, the Hispanoameric Society of Input-Output (SHAIO) appoints a new honorary member. This figure is intended to pay tribute to those who have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the Spanish-speaking input-output community.

In this year 2022, and coinciding with the Conference in Aveiro, Portugal, it is a pleasure and an honour to announce the appointment of the new honorary member of the SHAIO in the figure of Professor Carmen Ramos Carvajal, PhD in Economics from the University of Oviedo and Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Oviedo and member of the Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory, REGIOlab. Her field of specialization is input-output analysis applied to the regional and environmental spheres.

Professor Carmen Ramos is a member of different national and international scientific associations, among which we have to highlight the Hispanic-American Society of Input-Output Analysis (SHAIO), of which she was founder and President from 2008 to 2012. Since its origins, Professor Carmen Ramos has played an exceptional role in the dissemination of input-output research in different areas of work, as well as strengthening relations between the Spanish-speaking input-output communities.

Throughout her academic career, Carmen has supervised several doctoral theses and is the author of numerous articles and research papers, as well as several book chapters. She is a reviewer for several prestigious scientific journals, as well as Associate Editor of several international journals. She has held the academic positions of Vice-Dean of Economic Affairs and External Practices of the Faculty of Economics and Business (2014-2018), Deputy Director (2010-2012) and Secretary (2012-2013) of the Department of Applied Economics.

Congratulations, Carmen, thank you for all the work and love you have put into the SHAIO! We hope that, with your good work, you will continue to make our society bigger and bigger.

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.

Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2015

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.

During these days, we wish you enjoy the best gift… for your family, for your friends, to build new projects, to have rest, to dream… time to do what you want and not what you should… time to live.

From your friends of the board of the SHAIO,
Kind regards.

Dear friends and colleagues,

Please find attached to this message the call for the Annual General Assembly of the Hispanic-American Input-Output Society (SHAIO in its Spanish acronym) that will be Tuesday 8thSeptember 2015 at 13:00 hours in Barcelona. The meeting will be held in the Assembly Hall in building 690 of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business of the University of Barcelona.

We have also attached the minutes of the general assembly of 2014 to be approved (if it is appropriate) during the next annual general assembly.

We wish you a good summer break and looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona.

Best regards,

Secretary SHAIO




Minutes 2014

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