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Biabany Khameneh K, Najarzadeh R, Dargahi H, Agheli L. Global Value Chains and Environmental Performance Improvement in Developing Countries. QJER 2022; 22 (1) : 1
URL: http://ecor.modares.ac.ir/article-18-52759-en.html
1- Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor of Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , najarzar@modares.ac.ir
3- Associate Professor of Economics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
4- Associate Professor of Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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Along with the increased trade integration of countries and the expansion of international production fragmentation, Global Value Chains (GVCs) amount to a huge part of trade today, and participation in a network of trade partners at downstream and upstream of the value chains brings about considerable potentials such as the improvement of the flow of knowledge and more advanced production technologies and techniques, particularly for developing countries. It would not be unexpected for GVCs and participating in them from an environmental aspect to have potential benefits for countries as well.
In this regard, the present study discusses the role that GVCs play in countries' environmental performance. For this purpose, a sample of 65 developing and 36 developed countries was investigated using spatial panel data econometrics, conditional convergence, spatial auto-correlation, and GVCs participation spillover and direct impacts for countries in the form of south-south, north-south, and north-north bilateral added-value trade. The results indicated that there was spatial auto-correlation and conditional convergence based on GVCs for all countries although they are more intense in the case of north-north trade in developed countries. Besides, participation in GVCs has spillover impacts on the trading partner countries if developed countries are included in the bilateral value-added trade but this impact is not statistically acceptable in south-south trade of developing countries according to estimations. Thus, establishing trading relations with developed countries through GVCs is a potentially beneficial policy to improve developing countries’ environmental performance.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: International Economics
Received: 2021/05/23 | Accepted: 2021/07/25 | Published: 2022/03/5

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