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A qualitative input-output method to find basic economic structures

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  • Fidel Aroche-Reyes

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Structural analysis deals with economic systems as defined by the set of industries and the relationships between them. However, multi-sectoral models are often limited: when studying economic systems empirically it is difficult to distinguish a priori the subset of basic or important relationships between industries. This research note presents a method to find the core of a productive structure by employing the qualitative approach and avoiding exogenous criteria. Results are presented in a graph of relationships that characterise the productive structure as a whole. In effect, the figure provides information concerning the main paths of influence between sectors in the structure, as well as information regarding the complexity of the economic system. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2003

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 82 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 581-590

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Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:82:y:2003:i:4:p:581-590

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Keywords: Structural analysis; input-output; qualitative methods; graph theory;

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Cited by:
  1. Mirko Titze & Matthias Brachert & Alexander Kubis, 2011. "Local and regional knowledge sources of industrial clusters – methodical aspects in a multidimensional framework for cluster identification," ERSA conference papers ersa10p709, European Regional Science Association.
  2. García Muñiz, Ana Salomé, 2013. "Input–output research in structural equivalence: Extracting paths and similarities," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 796-803.
  3. João Lopes, 2011. "Industrial Clustering and Sectoral Growth: a Network Dynamics Approach," ERSA conference papers ersa11p637, European Regional Science Association.

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