- Publication date
- 13 December 2019
- Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
The role of the EU in global manufacturing value chains
Analysis in this area investigated the structural change associated with the formation of global value chains for producing manufactured goods. In particular it identified the EU's shrinking role in global manufacturing and quantified the impact of specific drivers.
- Data on value added in production at country level for Spain, Portugal and Belgium (XLS, 75 KB)
- Data on value added in exports at country level for Spain, Portugal and Belgium (XLS, 64 KB)
Both requested as input for the European Semester
- Presentation containing analytical results: 'the EU's position in global manufacturing value chains' (PPT, 2 MB)
- EU losing share in global manufacturing value chains - synthesis of findings published as a JRC Science for Policy Brief (PDF, 277 KB)
EU single market integration and the formation of European value chains
This block of work investigated how the formation of the single market facilitated the formation of value chains and EU-cross border value added. It also analysed whether increased European integration was accompanied by increasing competitiveness and productivity.
- Presentation containing analytical results: 'Internal market recent developments: a value chain perspective' (PPT, 2 MB)
- Presentation containing analytical results: 'EU single market integration and competitiveness - A value chain perspective' (PDF, 1 MB)
- Quantitative characterisation of industry clustering in value chain analysis (PPT, 200 KB)
- Presentation containing analytical results: 'EU single market integration and competitiveness' (PPT, 3 MB)
Work on restrictive service regulation and its economic impacts, with a focus on retail
In this activity, carried out during spring/summer 2018, the impact of service restrictions on up- and downstream economic activities was investigated. Over time, the analysis was focused on the EU retail sector.
- Presentation, 'Regulatory restrictions in the retail sector. Exploratory analysis with CompNet data' (PDF, 140 KB)
- Presentation containing analytical results and econometric estimates: 'Restrictive regulation in EU retail trade - exploratory analysis' (PPT, 342 KB)
- Presentation containing analytical results: 'Upstream effects of retail restrictive regulation' (PPT, 138 KB)
- JRC technical report: 'The direct and indirect effects of product market regulations in the retail trade sector: Theoretical aspects and an exploratory data analysis' (PDF, 2MB)
- Scientific article: 'Service trade restrictiveness and internationalisation of retail trade' published in the journal International Economics and Economic Policy (PDF, 992 KB)
Recent evolution of firm mark-ups in the EU
In this block of research carried out during winter 2018/19, JRC reviewed the state of current knowledge on firms' mark-ups, and in particular the question of whether the rising trend of mark-ups observed in the US is also detected in Europe. JRC also carried out its own empirical analysis using CompNet data.
- Presentation: 'Mark-ups: Imperfect competition and misallocation in the EU single market - Stylised facts and first evidence from 6th vintage CompNet data' (PPT, 3 MB)