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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-36
Supply-chain Industrialization and Growth: Does Value-added Matter?


As globalization rolls on, recently almost no country pursues industrialization on its own, but rather engages in the global production network. Some countries, such as Singapore and Vietnam, are cases in point. Although the development of production networks has recently been analyzed in economic literature, the nexus between such networks and economic growth has not been well clarified. Under these circumstances, our aim in this project is to clarify the production networks using various data and methodologies and then study the nexus between the production network and economic growth. We give special attention to the relationship between the value added to exports and economic growth.


April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] ITO Tadashi
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Hitoshi
Pierre-Louis Vézina (Post-doctoral fellow, University of Oxford)
OKUBO Toshihiro (Associate Professor, Keio University)