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research notes: The phantom of the matrix: Inverting the case on closure in Cole's model

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  • Sam Cole


    (Department of Planning, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA)

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    In Closing the Case on Closure in Cole's Model Randall Jackson and Moss Madden critique my solution to the time-lagged regional input-output model. My rebuttal demonstrates that they: i) interpret my model incorrectly, ii) are inconsistent in their own specification, and iii) make inapplicable numerical comparisons between short- and long-term solutions. I show also iv) the correct solution to the totally closed model is neither trivial, nor singular, and v) this resolves the apparent paradox of infinite multipliers in a finite world. Moreover, vi) in my model, injecting exogenous demands equal to export earnings correctly reproduces the base output levels. The standard model does not meet this test.

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    Article provided by Springer & Regional Science Association International in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 78 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 429-436

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:78:y:1999:i:4:p:429-436
    Note: Received: 31 March 1999
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