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Participation in global value chains and varieties of development patterns

Abstract : This paper relates participation in global value chains (GVCs) to development patterns at the country level. It accounts for the diversity and interdependence of development through a crosscountry analysis for 51 countries between 1995 and 2008. We identify three patterns of socioeconomic development related to various degrees and modes of GVC participation: a social upgrading mirage, the reproduction of the core and unequal growth. This result is achieved thanks to the introduction of two new elements to the literature: first, the introduction of new macroeconomic indicators of GVC participation and economic gains that are explicitly based in a theoretically consistent definition of GVCs; second, the identification of a variety of interdependent development patterns related to GVC participation through the use of principal component analysis and cluster analysis.
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Bruno Carballa Smichowski, Cédric Durand, Steven Knauss. Participation in global value chains and varieties of development patterns. Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2020, 2020, ⟨10.1093/cje/beaa046⟩. ⟨hal-02943945⟩



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