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The Intersectoral Linkage Effects in Turkish Economy: An Application of Static Leontief Model


  • Gülsün Gürkan Yay

    () (Yildiz Technical University, Department of Economics, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Serkan Keçeli

    () (Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey)


In this study, the leading activities of Turkish Economy whose changes in their structure of production, value-added and employment are interrelated with the other activities of the economy, are found by using the input-output model which is presented and called as an Application of the General Equilibrium Theory by Leontief. For this purpose; firstly theoretical foundations of the input-output model are examined. After that, 59 activities of the 2002 Input-Output Table of the Turkish Economy are aggregated at 52 sectors and classified into three categories as Ricardo Sectors, High-Technology Sectors and Heckscher-Ohlin Sectors like Dasgupta and Chakraborty did for the Indian Economy in 2005. Then, the leading, key or strong activities of the economy that are more interrelated with other activities are calculated and found by the Static Leontief Model which is used by the Traditional Methods as the techniques to calculate the linkage effects like Chenery-Watanabe and Rasmussen methods to determine the sectors having the highest priority at investment policies according to the Hirschmanian Unbalanced Growth Model. As a result of the interpretation of Leontief Model, using the traditional methods of Chenery-Watanabe and Rasmussen while calculating the linkage effects rather than the hypothesis extraction methods like Strasserts Original Extraction Method, Cellas Extraction Method, Sonis Pure Linkage Method and Dietzenbacher and Van der Lindens Method or a SAM (Social Accounting Method) model which does not omit the income generating process (distributing income among primary factors and households as a result of production) of a sector, in Turkey, the Heckscher-Ohlin Sectors mostly seen in the manufacturing industry which Kaldor refers as the engine of growth, are stronger than the other sectors.

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  • Gülsün Gürkan Yay & Serkan Keçeli, 2009. "The Intersectoral Linkage Effects in Turkish Economy: An Application of Static Leontief Model," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 56(3), pages 301-326, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:56:y:2009:i:3:p:301-326

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    1. M. Alejandro Cardenete & Ferran Sancho, 2006. "Missing links in key sector analysis," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(3), pages 319-325.
    2. Leontief, Wassily, 1974. "Structure of the World Economy: Outline of a Simple Input-Output Formulation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(6), pages 823-834, December.
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    Leontief Input-Output Model; Ricardo Sectors; Heckscher-Ohlin Sectors and High-Technology Sectors; General Equilibrium Analysis; Multiplier Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis


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