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The determinants of structural change in the European Union: a new application of RAS

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  • Jan A van der Linden
  • Erik Dietzenbacher

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In economic theory and practice, technological developments and changes in relative prices lead to changes in the input mix of one or more industries. Via intersectoral and interregional relations, this affects the entire production structure. In analysing the structural changes in an economy, changes in the input coefficients are a major determinant. Typically, however, this determinant is not unravelled further into its underlying sources. In the present paper we apply the RAS method to decompose the input coefficient changes into column-specific, row-specific, and cell-specific changes. They indicate the change in the intermediate input intensity of a sector, the average substitution of the intermediate goods and services provided by a sector, and the sector-specific substitutions, respectively. The method is applied to input - output tables of European Union member states, as issued every five years between 1965 and 1985. The usefulness of the RAS method as a descriptive tool is established.

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Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning A.

Volume (Year): 32 (2000)
Issue (Month): 12 (December)
Pages: 2205-2229

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Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:32:y:2000:i:12:p:2205-2229

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  1. Dobrescu, Emilian, 2013. "Restatement of the I-O Coefficient Stability Problem," Working Papers of Macroeconomic Modelling Seminar 132601, Institute for Economic Forecasting.
  2. Andrea BONFIGLIO, 2005. "Sector Potentiality and Sources of Growth. An Analysis of Structural Changes in Italy in the Nineties," Working Papers 237, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
  3. Rutger Hoekstra & Jeroen van den Bergh, 2002. "Structural Decomposition Analysis of Physical Flows in the Economy," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 23(3), pages 357-378, November.
  4. Erik Dietzenbacher & Bart Los, 2000. "Structural Decomposition Analyses with Dependent Determinants," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(4), pages 497-514.
  5. Dobrescu, Emilian, 2012. "Restatement of the I-O Coefficient Stability Problem," MPRA Paper 48567, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan & Guoqiang Yue, 2000. "An Analysis of Structural Change in China using Biproportional Methods," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 99-111.

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