Production Staging : Measurement and Facts

  title={Production Staging : Measurement and Facts},
  author={Thibault Fally},
  • Thibault Fally
  • Published 2012
What is the average number of production stages for the US? Is production more vertically fragmented now than decades ago? Do upstream or downstream stages contribute to a larger share of value-added? To answer these questions, I develop two simple measures of vertical fragmentation of production chains across plants using input-output tables. Against common belief, I find that production has become less vertically fragmented over the past 50 years, whether I include services or focus only on… CONTINUE READING
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