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A Statistical Model for the Identification of Key Sectors in I-O Models


  • Marco Percoco



Following the seminal work by Bullard and Sebald [Effects of Parametric Uncertainty and Technological Change on In put-Out put Models, Rev. of Ec. And Stat., vol. 59,75-81], in this paper we present an innovative approach to sensitivity analysis in Input-Out put model. In particular, we propose a statistical model capable to compute a sensitivity index associated to each technical coefficient. We call the ordered set of these indices Importance Matrix. Finally, in order to show a simple example for this methodology, we consider the case of the Chicago economy. Keywords: Input-Out put Models, Sensitivity Analysis, Importance Matrix JEL Classification: C15, C67, D5

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  • Marco Percoco, 2004. "A Statistical Model for the Identification of Key Sectors in I-O Models," ERSA conference papers ersa04p90, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa04p90

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    1. West, Guy R, 1986. "A Stochastic Analysis of an Input-Output Model," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 54(2), pages 363-374, March.
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    1. Chih Cheng CHEN, 2014. "The Operation Of New Transportation Infrastructure And Regional Economic Efficiency: A Case Study Of High Speed Rail In Western Taiwan," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 14(1), pages 179-194.

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    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

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