We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Gathering comprehensive, reliable and comparable information to fully understand how trade flows affect employment and income is crucial to support evidence-based policymaking.
The JRC provides scientific policy support to DG Trade by performing Input-Output analysis oriented to quantify the numbers of jobs and value added in the EU associated to the EU Exports to the world. This collaboration has produced the study EU exports to the world: Effects on employment and income.
This report features a series of indicators to illustrate in detail the relationship between trade, employment and income for the EU as a whole and for each EU Member State using the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) as the source for the data. All the indicators relate to the EU's exports to the rest of the world so as to reflect the scope of EU trade policymaking.
Most indicators cover the period 1995-2011 but due to data constraints some are only available up to 2009. The geographical breakdown of the data includes the 27 EU Member States (Croatia was not yet a Member State in the period covered by this analysis), Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States of America, and an aggregate “Rest of the World” region.
The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is holding a presentation of the new in-depth Commission study.
Further information: http://www.ceps.eu/events/eu-trade-policy-and-jobs