Weak sectors and weak ties? Seminar addressing the position of countries and sectors in the international division of labour
The seminar will address the positioning of countries and sectors in the international division of labour by leveraging on bilateral input-output linkages. The latter are obtained by constructing time series of vertically integrated sectors containing information on direct and indirect labour requirements embodied in intermediate goods trade, proxing the amount of employees belonging to the production process of each final commodity in the global economy. The idea to rely on bilateral flows of labour stems from the need to account for specific trade linkages between countries, that highlight peculiar power relationships in labour requirements and the dependence from embodied knowledge. Exploiting the World Input-Output Database, the paper presented in this seminar will propose an indicator of Bilateral Net Labour Dependence. The hypothesis studied is that a weak position in terms of labour provider results in an overall weakening of the capabilities of the productive structure. We test this conjecture with a panel analysis of OECD countries and industries for the time period 2000-2014.
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|14 Nov 2022||5:00pm - 6:45pm|
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