The RAS Structural Decomposition Approach

  • Erik Dietzenbacher
  • Rutger Hoekstra
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Technology and trade are widely considered to be significant driving forces of economic growth and have been subject to numerous studies. The input-output framework is a useful tool in this respect, because it coherently integrates information on the production technologies of the sectors and on the import and export relations. Input-output tables for different years, therefore may provide insight into how these economic processes have affected the economic structure and growth.


European Union Intermediate Input Final Demand Substitution Effect Structural Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Dietzenbacher
    • 1
  • Rutger Hoekstra
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics/SOM Research InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics and EconometricsVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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