The Regional Extraction Method: EC Input–Output Comparisons

Erik Dietzenbacher, Jan A. van der Linden, Albert E. Steenge

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    This paper presents a method for quantifying inter-regional linkages on the basis of a many-region input—output table. The extraction method proposed can be seen as an extension of Strassert's hypothetical extraction method. Instead of extracting one sector from a sector-based model, the effects of hypothetically extracting a region from a many-region model are considered. It is shown that the method calculates so-called backward linkages. Forward linkages are obtained analogously from the matrix of allocation coefficients. The method is applied to intercountry linkages for the EC in the years 1970 and 1980.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)185-206
    Number of pages22
    JournalEconomic systems research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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