EUROPEAN UNION TRADE IN VALUE ADDED, JOBS AND GHG EMISSIONS (EU TiVA)
The big success of the book “EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income” jointly published by DG TRADE and DG JRC in 2015, raised the awareness of EU trade policy makers on the importance of trade and employment in the EU (e.g. State of the Union Presidential Address, September 2016 and September 2017). The JRC is currently updating this book with the new WIOD database release of 2016 (www.wiod.org) and extending the analysis to skill levels, gender and age groups (Arto et al., 2018). Besides, a new volume on intra-EU trade using the same approach is being carried out, too. However, both studies are mainly focused on the income and employment effects of the gross exports of countries (consumption and investment of non-residents), disregarding their potential environmental repercussions (i.e. GHG emissions). A follow-up of this work is therefore the analysis of the environmental effects of gross exports and moreover, the income, environmental and employment effects of all consumption and investment expenditures of the residents in a country.
In this context, the objectives of this contract are:
• Objective 1: Modify the GAMS scripts and the GUI for the analysis of income, GHG emissions and employment effects of consumption, investment and gross exports of countries.
• Objective 2. Produce one pocketbook with three small volumes titled: “EU Trade in Value Added, Employment and GHG Emissions”
Dr. Cazcarro will contribute to the development of the methodology and to the programing of the codes in GAMS. He will also contribute to the writing of the two pocketbooks and in the quality assurance tasks. “European Union Trade in Value Added, Jobs and GHG emissions” for the Joint Research Center.
Arto, I., Rueda-Cantuche J.M., Cazcarro, I., Amores, A.F. Dietzenbacher, E., Sousa, N., Kutlina-Dimitrova, Z., 2018. EU Exports to the World: Effects on income. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. https://doi.org/10.2760/504224