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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.


    Overview table WIOD conferences
    1st WIOD Consortium Meeting Vienna May 2010
    2nd WIOD Consortium Meeting Seville May 2011
    Official WIOD Launch Brussels April 2012
    Final WIOD Conference Groningen April 2012

    Final WIOD Conference: Causes and Consequences of Globalization

    Groningen, The Netherlands, April 24-26, 2012

    This final, medium-scaled WIOD conference was organized to present work that uses this database (or related databases) for empirical analyses, scenario studies and simulation of a wide range of policy measures. Dale Jorgenson (Harvard University), Glen Peters (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo) and Adrian Wood (Oxford University) acted as keynote speakers. The Conference started on Tuesday, April 24 at 09.15 and ended on Thursday, April 26 with a lunch. After this lunch there was a consortium meeting for consortium members only. In order to enhance the contacts between researchers and to enable them to continue their discussions in an informal setting, dinners were arranged in the evenings of the conference. There was no registration fee for this WIOD conference. It was stressed that all participants are required to cover their own costs for travel, hotel and other expenses, as the organizers couldn't provide any funding. The lunches and dinners were free of charge.

    Program, Papers and Slides Final WIOD Conference: Causes and Consequences of Globalization

    Location: Het Kasteel, Melkweg 1, Groningen

    Tuesday, April 24
    8:30-9:15: Registration and coffee
    9:15-9:30: Opening Congreszaal
    Harry Garretsen (University of Groningen, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business)
    9:30-10:30: Session 1 (Plenary) Congreszaal
    Chair: Marcel Timmer
    “Globalisation and Inequality: Is Heckscher-Ohlin Theory Dead?”, Adrian Wood (Oxford University) Slides
    10:30-11:00: Coffee Break
    11:00-12:30: Session 2A (Parallel): Resource and Emission Flows Congreszaal
    Chair: José Manuel Rueda-Cantuche (IPTS)
    “Prospects and Drivers of Future European Resource Requirements – Evidence from a Multi-National Macroeconomic Simulation Study”, Mark Meyer, Martin Distelkamp, Bernd Meyer Slides
    “International Material Resource Dependency in an Input-Output Framework”, Maaike Bouwmeester (University of Groningen) Slides
    11:00-12:30: Session 2B (Parallel): Global Production Sharing Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Paul Veenendaal
    “Mapping Global Value Chains”, Koen de Backer and Sébastien Miroudot Slides
    “Measuring Structural Changes in Trade Integration and Production Network”, Norihiko Yamano, Colin Webb and Geoffrey Hewings Slides
    “Global Production Sharing: Trends and Patterns”, Neil Foster, Robert Stehrer, Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries Slides
    11:00-12:30: Session 2C (Parallel): Data and Methods I Zaal 1.12
    Chair: Umed Temurshoev
    “Bayesian Estimation of Input-Output Tables for Russia”, Oleg Lugovoy, Andrey Polbin and Vladimir Potashnikov Slides
    “Comparing Input‐Output Tables from Two Different Time Series: Major Problems and Possible Solutions”, Xiaoqin Li, Leona Li and Ruoen Ren Slides
    “Horizontal or Backward? FDI Spillovers, Input-Output Tables and Industry Aggregation”, Karolien Lenaerts Slides
    12:30-14:00: Lunch
    14:00-16:00: Session 3A (Parallel): Air Emissions I Congreszaal
    Chair: Maaike Bouwmeester
    “CO2 Emissions Production-Based Accounting vs. Consumption: Insights from the WIOD Databases”, Baptiste Boitier Slides
    “Global Integration and Carbon Metabolisms in the EU: A 2-Regional Input-Output Framework”, Amarendra Sahoo, Arjan de Koning and Reinout Heijungs Slides
    “A Structural Decomposition Analysis of the Pollution Terms of Trade Using the WIOD Tables”, Yan Xu and Erik Dietzenbacher Slides
    14:00-16:00: Session 3B (Parallel): Trade and Income Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Sebastièn Miroudot
    “The Impact of Financial Crises and IT Revolution on Income Distribution in Korea: Evidence from Social Accounting Matrices”, Hak K. Pyo, Keun-Hee Rhee and Gong Lee Slides
    “Trade and Earnings Inequality: The Case of Brazil and India”, Janneke Pieters, Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries Slides
    “Decomposing Factor Income Distributions: the Role of Trade, Technology and Consumption”, Bart Los, Robert Stehrer, Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries Slides
    16:00-16:30: Coffee Break
    16:30-18:00: Session 4A (Parallel): Intermediate Inputs Trade I Congreszaal
    Chair: Norihiko Yamano
    “Measuring the EU Value Added Embodied in EU Foreign Exports by a Consolidation of 27 National Supply and Use Tables for 2000-2007”, Jan Oosterhaven, Maaike Bouwmeester and José M. Rueda-Cantuche Slides
    “The Influence of Institutional Quality on the Size of Spillover Effects between Countries and Industries”, Neil Foster, Johannes Pöschl and Robert Stehrer Slides
    “Distance-Based Measures of Globalization in a World with Fragmented Production”, Umed Temurshoev and Bart Los Slides
    16:30-18:00: Session 4B (Parallel): Carbon Footprints Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Iñaki Arto
    “Consumption-Based Carbon Emissions in a Post-Kyoto Regime until 2020”, Christian Lutz and Kirsten Wiebe Slides
    “The Carbon Footprint of Indian Households”, Nicole Grunewald, Mirjam Harteisen, Jann Lay, Jan Minx and Sebastian Renner Slides
    “Footprint Calculations from the Perspective of National Statistical Institutes”, Rutger Hoekstra, Bram Edens and Harry Wilting Slides
    16:30-18:00: Session 4C (Parallel): Data and Methods II Zaal 1.12
    Chair: Kurt Kratena
    “Substitution Elasticities for CGE Models”, Simon Koesler and Michael Schymura Slides
    A Multi-Country Econometric Estimation of the Constant Elasticity of Substitution”, K. Fragiadakis, N.Kouvaritakis, L. Paroussos and P. Capros Slides
    “Constructing a Consistent and Balanced World SUT system Including International Trade- and Transport Margins -Wither Panama?ʺ, Robert Stehrer and Gerhard Streicher Slides
    19:00: Dinner in Restaurant De Pauw
    Wednesday April 25
    9:30-11:00: Session 5A (Parallel): Offshoring Congreszaal
    Chair: Neil Foster
    “Trade in Jobs: A Counterfactual Exercise”, Roman Stöllinger and Robert Stehrer Slides
    “Offshoring Bias in Japan’s Manufacturing Sector”, Kyoji Fukao and Sonoe Arai Slides
    “Offshoring and the Skill Structure of Employment in Belgium”, Bart Hertveldt and Bernhard Michel Slides
    9:30-11:00: Session 5B (Parallel): Air Emissions II Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Paul de Boer
    “Building a Time Series of Environmental Accounts for a World Input-Output Database”, Aurélien Genty, Ignazio Arto and Frederik Neuwahl Slides
    “How Much Would the Kyoto Protocol Cost to Consumers?”, Monica Serrano and Erik Dietzenbacher Slides
    “Taxing the Right Thing, Tariffs on Added Embodied Carbon”, Andreas Löschel, Simon Koesler, Frank Pothen, Oliver Schenker and Michael Schymura Slides
    11:00-11:30: Coffee Break
    11:30-12:30: Session 6 (Plenary) Congreszaal
    Chair: Bart Los
    “A Prototype System of Industry-Level Production Accounts for the United States, 1947-2010”, Dale Jorgenson (Harvard University, Cambridge MA) Slides
    12:30-14:00: Lunch
    14:00-16:00: Session 7A (Parallel): Trade in Value Added Congreszaal
    Chair: Gaaitzen de Vries
    “The Value‐added Structure of Gross Exports and Global Production Network”, Robert Koopman, Zhi Wang and Shang-Jin Wei Slides
    “Domestic Value Added Content of Exports: A Cross-Country Comparison for the Major European Economies”, Rita Cappariello Slides
    “Hubs and Spokes in Global Supply Chains with Redirected Trade in Value Added”, Arjan Lejour, Hugo Rojas-Romagosa and Paul Veenendaal Slides
    14:00-16:00: Session 7B (Parallel): Trade Patterns in Europe Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Jörg Beutel
    “The Structure of European Development”, Nadia Garbellini and Ariel Luis Wirkierman Slides
    “Recent EU Enlargement: The Evolution of Services Trade Costs between EU Members”, Olga Pindyuk and Joseph Francois Slides
    “International Fragmentation of Production and Trade Volatility: An Analysis for the European Countries”, Anna Falzoni and Lucia Tajoli Slides
    16:00-16:30: Coffe Break
    16:30-18:00: Session 8A (Parallel): Socio-Economic vs. Environmental Issues Congreszaal
    Chair: Michael Schymura
    “The Emission Content of the Trade in Value Added”, Erik Dietzenbacher Slides
    “The Game of Trading Jobs for Emissions”, OIñaki Arto, José Manuel Rueda-Cantuche, Valeria Andreoni, Ignazio Mongelli, Aurélien Genty and Alejandro Villanueva Slides
    “International Outsourcing, Carbon Leakage and Employment Leakage”, Kurt Kratena Slides
    16:30-18:00: Session 8B (Parallel): Regional Studies Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Robert Stehrer
    “Scenario Analysis for Territorial Attractiveness and Mobility flows. Documentation and Applications of the ATTREG-Future Model”, Bjarne Madsen and Jie Zhang Slides
    “Regional Employment Patterns in a Globalizing World: A Tale of Four Italies”, Luca Cherubini and Bart Los Slides
    19:00: Dinner in Restaurant ‘t Feithhuis
    Thursday, April 26
    9:30-11:30: Session 9A (Parallel): Trade, Energy and the Environment Congreszaal
    Chair: Baptiste Boitier
    “Disaggregating the Electricity Sector of Chinas Input-Output table: Application to Environmental-Economic Life Cycle Analysis”, Soeren Lindner, Dabo Guan and Julien Legault Slides
    “Peeling the Onion: Analyzing Aggregate, National and Sectoral Energy Intensity in the European Union”, Michael Schymura and Andreas Löschel Slides
    “Indirect Pollution Haven Hypothesis in a Context of Global Value Chains”, Guadelupe Arce González, María-Ángeles Cadarso Vecina, Luis-Antonio López Santiago, María‐Ángeles Tobarra Gómez and Jorge Zafrilla Rodríguez Slides
    “An Assessment of Carbon Leakage in the Light of the COP-15 Pledges”, Leonidas Paroussos., Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, Kostas Fragiadakis and Pantelis Capros Slides
    9:30-11:30: Session 9B (Parallel): Intermediate Inputs Trade II Zaal 1.04
    Chair: Olga Pindyuk
    “Offshoring and the Skill Structure of Labour Demand”, Neil Foster, Robert Stehrer, Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries Slides
    “Reassessing Effective Protection Rates in a Trade in Tasks Perspective: Evolution of Trade Policy in ‘Factory Asia’”, Antonia Diakantoni and Hubert Escaith Slides
    “Endowments, Technology and Taste and the Factor Content of Trade”, Neil Foster and Robert Stehrer Slides
    11:30-12:00: Coffee Break
    12:00-13:00: Session 10 (Plenary) Congreszaal
    Chair: Erik Dietzenbacher
    “Carbon Footprints and the Role of International Trade in Climate Policy”, Glen P. Peters (CICERO, Oslo) Slides
    13:00-13:05: Conclusion of Conference Congreszaal
    13:05-14:00: Lunch
    14:00-15:00: Consortium Meeting (For consortium members only)

    The official launch of the World Input-Output Database (WIOD)

    Brussels, Belgium April 16, 2012

    On April 16, the European Commission hosted a high-level conference in Brussels on Competitiveness, trade, environment and jobs in Europe: Insights from the World Input Output Database (WIOD).Registration for this event was mandatory. The registration deadline was 10 April. On April 16 the World Input-Output Database has become available to the general public. This database has been developed to analyse the effects of globalization on trade patterns, environmental pressures and socio-economic development across a wide set of countries. The database covers 27 EU countries and 13 other major countries in the world for the period from 1995 to 2009. Broadly, it consists of time series of World Input-Output tables and International Supply and Use tables; National Input-Output tables and National Supply and Use tables; Socio-Economic Accounts and Environmental Accounts.

    High-level conference on "Competitiveness, trade, environment and jobs in Europe:
    Insights from the new World Input Output Database (WIOD)"

    Location: Hotel Sofitel, Address: 1, Place Jourdan 1040 Brussels

    Room Paul Henri Spaak
    Moderator: Bart van Ark (The Conference Board)
    9.15-9.30: Introduction and Welcome
    Erik Dietzenbacher (WIOD consortium, University of Groningen) Slides
    Marianne Paasi (DG Research, European Commission)
    9.30-10.15: Statements by deputy Director General of WTO Alejandro Jara
    Statements by Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht
    10.15-11.00: Overview presentation of WIOD findings Marcel Timmer (WIOD consortium, University of Groningen) Slides
    11.00-11.30: Coffe break
    11.30-12.50: Policy panel on "Does Europe still have a competitive advantage?" Slides
    Nadim Ahmad (Division Head Statistics Directorate, OECD)
    Robert Koopman (Chief Economist, US International Trade Commission)
    Isabelle Grilo (Head of Unit "Product Market Reforms", DG ECFIN, European Commission)
    Lucian Cernat (European commission, Chief Economist, DG Trade, European Commission)
    Hubert Escaith (Chief Statistician, WTO)
    12.50-13.00: Closing remarks by Signe Ratso, Director of Trade Strategy and Analysis, Market Access of DG Trade, European Commission
    Moderator: Erik Dietzenbacher (WIOD consortium, University of Groningen)
    14.30-14.45: Welcome remarks by Luis Delgado, Head of Unit "Sustainable Production and Consumption", Joint Research Centre (IPTS)
    14.45-15.30: Introduction to the WIOD Database
    Contents and construction of the database, Bart Los (University of Groningen) Slides
    Socio-economic satellite accounts: Construction and stylized facts, Robert Stehrer (WIIW) Slides
    Environmental satellite accounts: Construction and stylized facts, Aurélien Genty (IPTS) Slides
    15.30-16.00: Tea / coffee
    16.00-17.00: Employment and Environmental applications
    How does international trade contribute to a sustainable growth of employment? José Manuel Rueda-Cantuche (IPTS) Slides
    Technological change and energy demand in Europe, Kurt Kratena (WIFO) Slides
    Peeling the onion: Analyzing European energy intensity on aggregate, national and sectoral level, Michael Schymura (ZEW) Slides
    Questions and answers
    17.00-17.10: Closing remarks by Erik Dietzenbacher (WIOD consortium, University of Groningen)

    2nd WIOD Consortium Meeting

    Seville, Spain, May 25-26, 2011

    The 2nd WIOD Consortium Meeting was devoted to: presentations by the work packages 1-8 on their recent deliverables; short presentations by partners on their plans for submitting chapters for the edited volume; presentations by members of the expert committee and by stakeholders; and presentations that have also been submitted for the input-output conference in Alexandria in June. Friday May 27 was devoted to presentations by the participants in work package 9, all discussing recent work and their plans for the upcoming period. The program of the second consortium meeting and the modellers’ meeting and the presentation-slides can be found below. The agenda for and the minutes of the business meeting, which was held at the end of the consortium meeting (i.e. May 26), can be found at the restricted Members' section.

    WIOD Consortium Meeting 25-26 May 2011 and Modelling Meeting, May 27 2011, Seville
    Program Lists of participants
    Slides 25 and 26 May 2011
    Slides Session 1, Timmer Slides Session 2, Dietzenbacher Slides Session 5, Mongelli
    Slides Session 1, Los Slides Session 2, Rueda Cantuche Slides Session 5, Kratena
    Slides Session 1, Arto Slides Session 3, Kratena / Streicher Slides Session 6, Remond-Tiedrez
    Slides Session 1, De Vries / Erumban Slides Session 3, Foster / Stehrer Slides Session 6, Escaith
    Slides Session 4, Löschel / Rexhäuser Slides Session 6, Yamano / Hewings
    Slides 27 May
    Slides Veenendaal, intro Slides Paroussos, GEM-E3 Slides Koesler, Pace
    Slides Veenendaal, Worldscan Slides Fougeyrollas, Nemesis


    1st WIOD Consortium Meeting

    Vienna, Austria, May 26-28, 2010

    WIOD Conference 26-28 May 2010, Vienna
    Slides May 26 Book of Abstracts
    keynote speech by Alejandro Jara Slides Löschel & Schymura & Rexhäuser Slides Lemoine
    Slides Dietzenbacher Slides Gilmundinov & Tagaeva Slides Michel & Rycx
    Slides Pöschl & Stehrer Slides Polzin & Giljum Slides Temurshoev
    Slides Francois Slides Meng & Yamano Slides Timmer
    Slides Wang Slides Escaith Slides De Haan
    Slides May 27 Book of Abstracts
    Slides Rueda-Cantuche & Beutel Slides Pretaroli Slides Laborde
    Slides Los Slides Mulder & De Groot Not Available Slides Erumban & De Vries
    Slides Tukker Slides Walmsley Slides Fukao & Ito
    Slides Hornok Slides Kratena & Streicher Slides Sanau
    Slides Miroudot Slides Pindyuk & Francois Slides Knell
    Slides Premchit Slides Ito & Tanaka
    Slides Neuwahl, Genty, Villenueva & Kratena Slides Van der Marel Slides Zagame, Le Mouel & Fougeyrollas
    Slides May 28 Book of Abstracts
    Slides Wacker Slides Lutter Slides Roy
    Slides Ludwig & Brautsch Slides Rueda Cantuche Slides Jorgenson
    Slides Pyo, Chun & Hee Rhee Slides Bruckner & Giljum

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