Structural Changes in the Chicago Economy: A Field of Influence Analysis

  • Yasuhide Okuyama
  • Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
  • Michael Sonis
  • Philip Israilevich
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The analysis of economic structure has created a demand for techniques that could provide insights into both the nature and changes of the structure over time. Renowned proposed techniques include the familiar multiplicative decomposition associated with the work of Pyatt and Round (1979) and of Round (1985, 1988) and interpretations using structural path analysis as in Defourny and Thorbecke (1984). These approaches were directed towards the evaluation of economies based on the structure of social accounting matrices. Narrowing to the changes of the structure over time, analysis of the evolution of interindustry relations has become a major topic for economic analysis. The traditional approach, introduced by Chenery (1953; Chenery and Watanabe, 1958) was further extended in various studies (for example, Carter, 1970; Harrigan et al., 1980; Deutsch and Syrquin, 1989, among others).


Forward Linkage Sanitary Service Ally Product Drinking Place Leontief Inverse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuhide Okuyama
    • 1
  • Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
    • 2
  • Michael Sonis
    • 2
    • 3
  • Philip Israilevich
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PlanningState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Regional Economics Applications LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Bar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  4. 4.Regional Economics Applications LaboratoryFederal Reserve Bank of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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