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German-Central European Supply Chain-Cluster Report :, Staff Report, First Background Note, Second Background Note, Third Background Note

This paper discusses key findings of the Cluster Report on German-Central European Supply Chain (GCESC). Since the 1990s, a GCESC has evolved, manufacturing goods for export to the rest of the world. Reflecting this, bilateral trade linkages between Germany and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic (CE4) have expanded rapidly. Participation in the GCESC has led to technology transfers to CE4 countries and accelerated income convergence. Export growth in knowledge-intensive sectors has been particularly rapid in the CE4. It is also observed that complementarities between supply chain activities and domestic production have led to greater synchronization of the business cycle among GCESC countries
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; THE EVOLUTION OF TRADE AND FINANCIAL LINKAGES; A. Trade Linkages; FIGURES; 1. Bilateral Trade with Germany; 2. Actual Exposure of the CE4 Countries Based on the Recipients' Final Demand, 2009; 3. Sectoral Contribution to Export Growth, 1995-2009; B. Financial Linkages; 4. Financial Linkages; MACROECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS; A. Business Cycle Synchronization; B. Technology Transfers; 5. Conditional Correlation of Output Gap; TABLE; 1. Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) in Manufacturing; C. Spillovers to Domestic Production
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non fiction
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