Alessandro Borin

Alessandro Borin
Banca d'Italia · International Economic Analysis and Relations

Doctor of Philosophy

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We provide a quantification of the impact through international trade of the restrictive measures and related trade disruptions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We first exploit the multi-sector, multi-country, general equilibrium trade model by Antràs and Chor (2018). In this framework, Russia would suffer greatly from trade disruptions....
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Production of goods and services has increasingly globalized since the 1970s but is hard to measure. Standard approaches either overstate the degree of backward integration or underestimate the involvement of some industries, especially services, in Global Value Chain (GVC) activity. To correct these biases, this paper proposes a novel comprehensiv...
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Several new statistical tools and analytical frameworks have been recently developed to measure countries’ and sectors’ involvement in global value chains. Such a wealth of methodologies reflects the fact that different empirical questions call for distinct accounting methods and different levels of aggregation of trade flows. In this article, we d...
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Several new statistical tools and analytical frameworks have been developed recently to measure countries’ and sectors’ involvement in global value chains. Such wealth of methodologies reflects that different empirical questions call for distinct accounting methods, along with different levels of aggregation of trade flows. This paper is a companio...
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The spread of global value chains (GVCs) has given rise to new statistical tools, the Inter-Country Input-Output tables and new analytical frameworks aimed at properly identifying production linkages between and within economies. However, several important questions remain unaddressed. This paper proposes a new toolkit for value-added accounting of...
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In 2011–2016 global trade volumes systematically surprised on the downside, to a much larger extent than real GDP; in other words, the income elasticity of trade declined and was lower than expected. This finding has generally been interpreted as evidence of the importance of structural factors in determining the weakness of international trade. Ho...
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This paper investigates whether EU redistributive policies improved the public attitude toward European integration, both in terms of public opinion and in terms of political preferences. We build a new dataset combining data from the European Social Survey, different data sources for political parties’ stances and transfer records from EU institut...
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This paper investigates whether EU redistributive policies improved the public attitude toward European integration, both in terms of public opinion and in terms of political preferences. We build a new dataset combining data from the European Social Survey, different data sources for political parties’ stances and transfer records from EU institut...
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Euroscepticism, or disaffection with the European Union (EU), has been increasing for a few years in most EU countries, triggering concerns about the future of the European project. Based on a new dataset that combines household-level information, manifestos of political parties and records from EU institutions, we show that the rise of eurosceptic...
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In China and India broad economic reforms since the 1980s progressively opened to private initiative and international trade and were key contributors to their formidable growth patterns. Today, the positive effects of past liber alizations are fading and the two countries have reached a level of development and complexity that requires a “new gene...
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The diffusion of international production networks has challenged the capability of traditional trade statistics to provide an adequate representation of supply and demand linkages among the economies. To address this issue, new statistical tools (the Inter-Country Input-Output tables) and new analytical frameworks have been developed. Koopman, Wan...
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Both empirical and theoretical literature show that multinational firms exhibit a competitive advantage before investing abroad. However, there are no clear empirical results regarding the ex-post effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) on firm performance, partially due to the inadequacy of available firm-level data. We build a brand new firm-l...
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Since the early 1990s internationalization has moved forward very rapidly. With the reorganization of production processes on a global scale, the average growth rate of foreign direct investment (FDI) has exceeded that of GDP and trade, and its geographical and sectoral distribution has changed. In 2012, for the first time FDI flows to developing c...
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A determinare la capacità di attrarre investimenti dall'estero concorrono molteplici fattori: ciclici, come la dinamica della domanda; strutturali, come la specializzazione settoriale o la disponibilità di materie prime; fiscali; politici, come la stabilità sociale e del governo; la qualità complessiva delle istituzioni. Secondo le nostre stime, la...
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Italian Abstract: Dai primi anni ’90 l'internazionalizzazione e proceduta assai rapidamente. Con la riorganizzazione dei processi produttivi su scala globale la crescita degli investimenti diretti esteri (IDE) ha oltrepassato quella di PIL e commercio ed e mutata la loro distribuzione geografica e settoriale. Nel 2012 i flussi di IDE diretti ai pae...
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The assessment of current and future global economic outlook is a key issue for international financial institutions, governments and central banks. The rapid growth of the emerging markets is changing the economic landscape: the world trade share of emerging Asia grew from about 13% in 1990 to almost 23% in 2008, their aggregate GDP now accounts f...
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This empirical work investigates returns and volatilities of futures of eleven agricultural commodities in relation to the outstanding positions held by various type of operators on the derivative markets, in particular commodity index traders. A VAR model of future returns and outstanding positions provides only sparse evidence of causality going...
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In this paper we develop a theoretical model of international trade where firms present productivity differences and choose among various strategies of quality differentiation. The empirical evidence suggests that productivity heterogeneity and quality differentiation among firms may be important determinants of international trade. Recent theoreti...
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Questo contributo presenta diverse metodologie di misurazione della qualità dei beni nel commercio internazionale partendo da una rassegna della letteratura e proponendo alcune soluzioni alternative. Nella prima parte del lavoro vengono presentati alcuni indicatori di commercio intraindustriale e vengono proposti indicatori alternativi, ispirati al...
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In recent years empirical studies offer clear evidence on the increasing importance of intra-industry trade in presence of vertically differentiated products. These are goods that, within the same industry, are distinguished by different quality levels. In the new trade theory and in the neoclassical literature there is not a well-established metho...

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