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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-4-01
BRICs Economy and Global Value (Supply) Chains: The Current Situation and Future Challenges


The rapid growing presence of BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) in global value (supply) chains has attracted much attention recently. However, there is still a lack of comprehensive and multi-faceted analysis on the nature and significance of the BRICs economies and their links with global markets. BRICs countries have a number of similarities in terms of their economic development process, and as large emerging economies, they also face some common challenges originating from globalization. On the other hand, due to differences in their domestic resource endowment and economic structure, there is great variation in their responses to global markets.
Using the newly released IDE-JETRO's BRICs International Input-Output (IO) Table and other international IO data sources, this research aims to make a comprehensive analysis which can provide a better understanding on the presence, mechanism and potential of the BRICs economies in global markets from not only a specific country’s perspective, but also an international viewpoint.
This research is based on exchanges of ideas and discussions with Fudan University and Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center, and it will be conducted in cooperation with these two research partners.


April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] MENG Bo
[ Co-researchers ] HASHIGUCHI Yoshihiro
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Hajime
[ Co-researchers ] KUBONIWA Masaaki (Professor by Special Appointment, Hitotsubashi University)
[ Co-researchers ] XUE Jinjun (Professor, Nagoya University)
[ Co-researchers ] SUNDER Gabriele (Professor, SKEMA Business School, France)
[ Co-researchers ] ZHANG Yaxiong (Deputy Director-General, China State Information Center, Economic Forecasting Division)
[ Co-researchers ] GUO Jiemin (Senior Research Fellow, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA))
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