Linkages and Economic Development

  title={Linkages and Economic Development},
  author={Dominick Bartelme},
  • Dominick Bartelme
  • Published 2015
Specialization is a powerful source of productivity gains, but how production networks at the industry level are related to aggregate productivity in the data is an open question. We construct a database of input-output tables covering a broad spectrum of countries and times, develop a theoretical framework to derive an econometric specification, and document a strong and robust relationship between the strength of industry linkages and aggregate productivity. We then calibrate a multisector… CONTINUE READING


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