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A geometrical approach to structural change modeling

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We propose a model for studying the dynamics of economic structures. The model is based on qualitative information regarding structural dynamics, in particular, (a) the information on the geometrical properties of trajectories (and their domains) which are studied in structural change theory and (b) the empirical information from stylized facts of structural change. We show that structural change is path-dependent in this model and use this fact to restrict the number of future structural change scenarios significantly. We focus on labour-allocation-dynamics in a tree-sector-economy. However, our approach can be applied to other types of structural change (e.g. income-distribution-dynamics).

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  • Stijepic, Denis, 2013. "A geometrical approach to structural change modeling," MPRA Paper 55010, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Apr 2014.
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    2. Stijepic, Denis, 2016. "A topological approach to structural change analysis and an application to long-run labor allocation dynamics," MPRA Paper 74568, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Oct 2016.
    3. Stijepic, Denis, 2017. "Empirical evidence on the geometrical properties of structural change trajectories," MPRA Paper 80854, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 17 Aug 2017.
    4. Stijepic, Denis, 2017. "On the predictability of economic structural change by the Poincaré-Bendixson theory," MPRA Paper 80849, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 17 Aug 2017.
    5. Irina Zabelina & Ekaterina Klevakina, 2016. "Structural Changes in the Economy of Cross-Border Regions of Russia and China," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 6(4), pages 1460-1467.
    6. Stijepic, Denis, 2014. "A Theorem on the Limit-Properties of Structural Change and some Implications," MPRA Paper 57580, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Denis Stijepic, 2017. "Positivistic models of long-run labor allocation dynamics," Journal of Economic Structures, Springer;Pan-Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies (PAPAIOS), vol. 6(1), pages 1-30, December.
    8. Stijepic, Denis, 2017. "On development paths minimizing the structural change costs in the three-sector framework and an application to structural policy," MPRA Paper 77023, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 22 Feb 2017.
    9. Stijepic, Denis, 2016. "Empirical evidence on the topological properties of structural paths and some notes on its theoretical explanation," MPRA Paper 82473, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 26 Oct 2017.

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    Keywords

    structure; dynamics; qualitative; geometrical; simplex; path-dependency;

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    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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