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The deadline for sending papers and proposing special sessions with input-output methodologies is now open at the XV Congress of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE), which will take place from 29 to 31 January 2020 in the amazing city of Toledo.

In this 15th edition, the main theme of the Congress will be “Decarbonization: from words to actions”. Challenges faced by the energy sector in the coming years both at a national and European level are significant. The shift towards a more sustainable model arises as one of the main pillars on which ecological transition is sustained in order to face the struggle against climate change. The economic and industrial model arising from this transition must ensure not only environmental but also economic and social sustainability that helps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Once again, the congress will offer academic participation through the presentation of articles in parallel sessions and in short sessions or flash sessions, prizes for the best articles for young people, as well as plenary conferences and round tables with business, social, political and academic representatives of the highest level.

All the information about the Conference and the key dates from:

http://www.aeee.es/xv_congreso_aeee/en/

New fellow

July 29, 2019

The Hispanic Input-Output Analysis Society (SHAIO) usually installs a new fellow during its biennial conference. This role intends to honour to those that has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the Hispanic input-output community.

It is a pleasure to announce that in the 2019 edition, Professor Ferran Sancho, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), will be installed SHAIO fellow.

Ferran is professor of economics at UAB since 1992 and he has been visiting professor at University of California-Berkeley (1992, 2003), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (1993) and Pablo de Olavide University (2010, 2011). He has been one of the pioneers of Computable General  Equilibrium (CGE) models in Spain and his research outcomes have been published in the most prominent journals.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.