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On the measurement of a multidimensional concept of structural similarity

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  • Crespo, Nuno
  • Simões, Nádia

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We propose a concept of structural similarity, incorporating three dimensions (sectoral weights, inter-sectoral similarity and intra-sectoral similarity), and suggest indicators that include all these dimensions.

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  • Crespo, Nuno & Simões, Nádia, 2012. "On the measurement of a multidimensional concept of structural similarity," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(1), pages 115-117.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:1:p:115-117
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.01.024
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    1. repec:bla:worlde:v:40:y:2017:i:10:p:2301-2326 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Sandrina Moreira & Nadia Simoes & Nuno Crespo, 2017. "A contribution to a multidimensional analysis of trade competition," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(10), pages 2301-2326, October.
    3. Nuno Crespo & Nádia Simões & José Duarte, 2013. "Competition in tourism arrivals – A multidimensional index of geographical structural similarity," Working Papers Series 2 13-05, ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL).
    4. Lopes, Vania & Simoes, Nadia & Crespo, Nuno, 2014. "A methodological contribution for measuring trade competition," MPRA Paper 58042, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Structural similarity; Structural convergence; Krugman index; Multidimensional index;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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