Economic integration agreements and the location of vertical FDI

Juan Blyde, Alejandro Graziano, Christian Volpe Martincus, 13 May 2014

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Production processes are becoming increasingly fragmented. Many goods that were manufactured in single countries are now sliced in different bundles assigned to plants around the globe, giving rise to what is commonly known as global value chains (GVCs).

Topics: International trade
Tags: global value chains, trade agreements, vertical FDI

Trade collapse and vertical foreign direct investment

Kiyoyasu Tanaka, 7 May 2009

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The US subprime mortgage crisis inflicted high capital losses for domestic and foreign financial firms that had invested in securities backed with US real estate loans. This triggered a severe credit crunch in the US, which grew into a full-blown financial crisis of global proportions and later ended up affecting the entire global economy.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Japan, trade collapse, vertical FDI

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