Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227098
Authors: 
Di Nino, Virginia
Veltri, Bruno
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IWH-CompNet Discussion Papers No. 4/2020
Publisher: 
Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH), Halle (Saale)
Abstract: 
Containment measures of COVID-19 have generated a chain of supply and demand shocks around the globe with heterogeneous fallout across industries and countries. We quantify their transmission via foreign trade with a focus on the euro area where deep firms integration within regional supply chains and strong demand linkages act as a magnification mechanism. We estimate that spillover effects in the euro area from suppression measures in one of the five main euro area countries range between 15-28% the size of the original shock; negative foreign demand shocks depress euro area aggregate activity by about a fifth the size of the external shock and a fourth of the total effect is due to indirect propagation through euro area supply chain. Last, reopening to regional tourism softened the contraction of aggregate activity due to travel and tourism bans by about a third in the euro area. Our findings suggest that enhanced coordination of recovery plans would magnify their beneficial effects.
Subjects: 
COVID-19
supply networks
GVCs
euro area foreign trade
JEL: 
F14
F23
F40
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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