Browse by Author "Ma, Alyson C."

  • Global Production Networks and the People's Republic of China's Processing Trade 

    Ma, Alyson C.; Assche, Ari Van; Hong, Chang (Asian Development Bank, 2009-12-15)
    This paper unveils a systematic pattern in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) processing trade. In a cross-section of the PRC’s provinces, the average distance traveled by processing imports (import distance) is negatively correlated with the average ...
  • Global Value Chains and the Transmission of Business Cycle Shocks 

    Gangnes, Byron; Ma, Alyson C.; Assche, Ari Van (Asian Development Bank, 2012-06-01)
    "The collapse of trade during the great recession of 2008–2009 has raised the question of whether the rise of global value chains (GVCs) has increased or accelerated the international transmission of business cycle shocks. In this paper, we empirically ...
  • Vertical Specialization, Tariff Shirking, and Trade 

    Ma, Alyson C.; Assche, Ari Van (Asian Development Bank, 2014-02-21)
    "The core idea behind the paper is that trade policy matters for the organization of global value chains, a notion largely neglected by economists but which has important implications for our understanding of trade and the international transmission ...