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Sectoral Economy: Do sectors Really Matter?/Economía sectorial: ¿Son relevantes los análisis sectoriales?



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This paper gives an overview of economic theories and models in the tradition of sectoral analysis and introduces the articles in this special issue. Some actual questions in the debate are highlighted and the attempt is made to give some legitimacy for the sectoral perspective. As one general conclusion one might state that the sectoral perspective or method is valid, if the macroeconomic (=aggregate) outcome of the analysis is considerably different from the outcome of aggregate analysis. The articles in this special issue represent a list of good examples for the validity of the sectoral perspective. En el presente artículo se realiza una revisión de las principales teorías y modelos recogidos en la literatura del análisis sectorial y se realiza una presentación de los distintos originales recogidos en la sección monográfica. Se han intentado recoger los aspectos más significativos del moderno análisis sectorial tratando de justificar el interés y la relevancia de estos estudios de tipo metzo-económico. Como principal conclusión estableceríamos que los análisis sectoriales tienen su máximo interés cuando de la agregación de los resultados individuales se pueden obtener conclusiones significativamente diferentes de la que se obtendrían del mero análisis macroeconómico agregado. En este sentido, los artículos recogidos en este monográfico representan un buen ejemplo de la validez de este tipo de análisis desagregados.

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  • Kratena, Kurt, 2005. "Sectoral Economy: Do sectors Really Matter?/Economía sectorial: ¿Son relevantes los análisis sectoriales?," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 23, pages 289-298, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:23_2_2

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    1. Echevarria, Cristina, 1997. "Changes in Sectoral Composition Associated with Economic Growth," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 38(2), pages 431-452, May.
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    Multisectoral Models; Input-Output; Economic Growth/Modelos multisectoriales; Input-Output; Crecimiento económico.;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models


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