Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/175933
Authors: 
Duman, Alper
Ertan Özgüzer, Gül
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers in Economics 15/04
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the relationship between economic growth performances of countries and their structural input-output network characteristics. We employ a new centrality measure developed by Blöchl et al. (2011) for directed networks with self-loops to determine sectoral heterogeneities in IO tables of 33 OECD countries over the period 1995-2011. Relating the gini indices of these centrality measures to output growth reveals that countries with less heterogenous IO networks tend to grow faster. Such finding implies a key role for the inter-linkages across sectors in economic growth, and underlines the importance of designation of sectoral policy measures to counteract heterogeneity of IO networks.
Subjects: 
input-output tables
networks
centrality
economic growth
heterogeneity
JEL: 
C67
O50
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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