Compilation and use of the Japan-Taiwan extended bilateral input output table (2020_2_40_018)
In recent years, production processes have become subdivided into several stages, and some countries in the global supply chain now specialize in producing the parts and components for just a single final consumer product. Traditional trade statistics are no longer sufficient, and firm-level micro data and multi regional input?output tables are utilized to capture this phenomenon. Since Bernard and Jensen  pointed out that each firm shows different levels of productivity, more recent studies have considered firm heterogeneity, which cannot be considered using multi-regional input-output tables because it assumes firm homogeneity within industries. This study aims to compile a Japan?Taiwan extended bilateral input?output table in which information on firm heterogeneity, such as firm size, firm ownership, and export activity, is incorporated to more accurately calculate the trade in value-added indictors and to identify the production structure according to firm size and firm behaviour.
April 2020 - March 2023
Leader of the Research Project