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Sectoral Linkages and Industrial Efficiency: A Dilemma or a Requisition in Identifying Development Priorities?

  • Giannis Karagiannis

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    (Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Greece)

  • Vangelis Tzouvelekas

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    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

This paper attempts to provide an empirical evaluation of the potential relationship between sectoral linkages and technical efficiency using the 1996 US input-output tables. Sectoral input-oriented technical efficiency is obtained by the econometric estimation of a stochastic input-distance function based on Battese and Coelli (1995) model formulation. On the other hand, sectoral backward and forward linkage coefficients were computed using the non-complete hypothetical extraction method suggested by Dietzenbacher and Van der Linden (1997). The empirical results suggest that there is a negative relationship between sectoral efficiency and linkage coefficients, while on the other hand efficient sectors tend to purchase their intermediate inputs from efficient sectors and vice versa.

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Paper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0413.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 00 Jun 2003
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