Linkages, Key Sectors and Structural Change: Some New Perspectives

The Developing Economies. Vol. XXXII, No. 3 Setembro, pp.233-270, 1995

17 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2014

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Michael Sonis

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Geography and Environment; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Geography

Joaquim Guilhoto

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI); University of Sao Paulo

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Eduardo Martins

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

Recent exchanges in the literature on the identification and role of key sectors in national and regional economies have highlighted the difficulties of consensus regarding terminology, appropriate measurement as well as economic interpretation. In this paper, some new perspectives are advanced which provide a more comprehensive view of an economy and offer the potential for uncovering alternative perspectives about the role of linkages and multipliers in input-output and expanded social accounting systems. The analysis draws on some pioneering work by Miyazawa in the identification of internal and external multiplier effects. The theoretical techniques are illustrated by reference to a set of input-output tables for the Brazilian economy. The paper thus provides a more comprehensive view than the ones proposed by Baer, Fonseca, and Guilhoto (1987), Hewings, Fonseca, Guilhoto, and Sonis (1989) and the recent contributions of Clements and Rossi (1991, 1992) that draw on some earlier work of Cella (1984).

Suggested Citation

Sonis, Michael and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Hewings, Geoffrey J.D. and Martins, Eduardo, Linkages, Key Sectors and Structural Change: Some New Perspectives (1995). The Developing Economies. Vol. XXXII, No. 3 Setembro, pp.233-270, 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2420129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2420129

Michael Sonis

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Geography and Environment ( email )

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Geography ( email )

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Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) ( email )

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Eduardo Martins

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