Compilation, Application and Challenge of IDE-JETRO’s International Input-Output Tables

Discussion Papers


by Bo MENG , Yaxiong ZHANG and Satoshi INOMATA

December 2012


International input-output tables are among the most useful tools for economic analysis. Since these tables provide detailed information about international production networks, they have recently attracted considerable attention in research on spatial economics, global value chains, and issues relating to trade in value-added. The Institute of Developing Economies at the Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) has more than 40 years of experience in the construction and analysis of international input-output tables. This paper explains the development of IDE-JETRO’s multi-regional input-output projects including the construction of the Asian International Input-Output table and the Transnational Interregional Input-Output table between China and Japan. To help users understand the features of the tables, this paper also gives examples of their application.

Keywords: international input-output, multi-regional, production networks
JEL classification: C6, F4, O18, F18, Q21

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