The Measurement of Structural Differences between Economies: An Axiomatic Characterization

Posted: 17 Feb 2000

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Guang-Zhen Sun

Monash University - Department of Economics; Max Planck Institute for Research Into Economic Systems

Yew-Kwang Ng

Monash University - Department of Economics

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Abstract

How do you measure the structural similarity (difference) between economies? We follow an axiomatic approach in the paper answering this question. Our characterization of the measurement of structural difference between economies leads to some difference (similarity) index which is practically useful in empirical studies.

JEL Classification: C43, C40, D00

Suggested Citation

Sun, Guang-Zhen and Ng, Yew-Kwang, The Measurement of Structural Differences between Economies: An Axiomatic Characterization. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=203489

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