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    A first version of the World Input-Output Database was constructed within the official WIOD Project, funded by the European Commision as part of the 7th Framework Programme, Theme 8: Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. This project ran from May 2009 and ended in April 2012. The database was offically launched on April 16, 2012 in Brussels, during a High-level conference on "Competitiveness, trade, environment and jobs in Europe: Insights from the new World Input Output Database (WIOD)", attended by EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht. These pages present the original project documentation.

    World Input-Output Database: Construction and Applications

    Policy makers and societies at large are facing increasingly pressing trade-offs between socio-economic and environmental objectives. Increasing global integration through international trade and technological development is linked to an increasing inequality between countries as well as between various classes within society. Increases in production induce growth in the use of non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels and generate higher levels of waste and emissions of environmental pollutants. These developments have a global character and any analysis of their causes and effects needs to recognize the dynamic interrelatedness of countries and industries. The World Input Output Database (WIOD) project (which ran from May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2012) has developed new databases, accounting frameworks and models to increase our understanding of the above-mentioned phenomena. The core of the database is a set of harmonized supply and use tables, alongside with data on international trade in goods and services. These two sets of data have been integrated into sets of intercountry (world) input-output tables. Taken together with extensive satellite accounts with environmental and socio-economic indicators, these industry-level data provide the necessary input to several types of models that can be used to evaluate policies aimed at striking a balance between the various policy objectives.

    WIOD Media Coverage

    (web link) January 2013
    (web link) May 2012
    (web link) April 2012
    (web link) April 2012
    (web link) April 2012
    (web link) April 2012

    WIOD policy briefs and presentations

    GGDC Research Memorandum 135
    GGDC Research Memorandum 131
    GGDC Research Memorandum 130
    New measures of European Competitiveness: A Global Value Chain Perspective
    Working Paper 9 Slides
    International integration of production: factor trade and employment effects
    Working Paper 7 Slides
    How does international trade contribute to a sustainable growth of employment?

    Project pages


    This project was funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate General as part of the 7th Framework Programme, Theme 8: Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities.

    Grant Agreement no: 225 281

    The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the E.C.

    Creative Commons-License

    WIOD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International-license.