A Spatial Output Decomposition Method for Assessing Regional Economic Structure

  • Randall W. Jackson
  • David A. Dzikowski
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


This chapter is dedicated to the memory of Philip Israilevich, a close friend and valued colleague, whose enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and good nature were inspirational to all who knew him. These pages present a method for measuring and comparing economic structure, using the input-output framework as a foundation, and demonstrated using data for the Midwest economy. These topics are among the many that captured Phil’s interest and imagination throughout his career.


Final Demand Output Difference Industrial Interdependence Industry Output Structural Decomposition Analysis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. “A Test of Midwest Mettle.” The Economist, April 19, 1997: 27.Google Scholar
  2. Feldman, S.J., D. McClain, and K. Palmer K. 1987. “Sources of Structural Change in the United States, 1963 – 78: An Input-Output Perspective.” The Review Of Economics and Statistics 69, 503–510.Google Scholar
  3. Dietzenbacher, E, and B. Los. 1997. “Analyzing Decomposition Analyses.” In A. Simonovits and A.E. Steenge (eds). Prices, Growth and Cycles. London, MacMillan, 108–131.Google Scholar
  4. Dietzenbacher, E. and B. Los. 1998. “Structural Decomposition Techniques: Sense and Sensitivity.” Economic Systems Research, 10, 307–323.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Dietzenbacher, E. and R. Hoekstra. 2002. “The RAS Structural Decomposition Approach.” This volume, chapter 10.Google Scholar
  6. Dzikowski, D.A. 1999. “Production Structure in the American Midwest: A Comparative State Analysis.” Unpublished Masters Thesis, The Ohio State University.Google Scholar
  7. Hewings, G. J. D., M. Sonis, J. Guo, P.R. Israilevich, and G.R. Schindler. 1998. “The Hollowing-Out Process in the Chicago Economy, 1975 – 2011.” Geographical Analysis 30, 217–233.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Hirschman, A. 1958. The Strategy of Economic Development. New Haven, Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Israilevich, P.R., G.J.D. Hewings, and E.B. Martins. 1993 “A New Alternative to the BEA Method of Constructing Input-Output Tables.” Discussion Paper 93-T-9, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois.Google Scholar
  10. Israilevich, P.R., and G.J.D. Hewings. 1998. “Interstate Trade Among Midwest Economies.” Chicago Federal Reserve Letter 129, 1–4.Google Scholar
  11. Jackson R.W., G.J.D. Hewings, and M. Sonis. “Decomposition Approaches to the Identification of Change in Regional Economies.” Economic Geography 65, 216–231.Google Scholar
  12. Kim, S. 1996. “Changing Structure of U.S. Regions: A Historical Perspective.” The Midwest Economy: Structure and Performance, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago Ill.Google Scholar
  13. Melcher, R.A., D. Weimer, and P. Galuszka. 1998. “This Isn’t Your Father’s Rust Belt.” Business Week, 41.Google Scholar
  14. Rasmussen, P. 1956. Studies in Inter-Sectoral Relations. Copenhagen, Einar Harks.Google Scholar
  15. Rose, A. and S. Casler. 1996. “Input-Output Structural Decomposition Analysis: A Critical Appraisal.” Economic System Research 8, 33–62.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Sonis, M., G.J.D. Hewings, and J. Guo. 1996. “Sources of Structural Change in Input-Output Systems: A Field of Influence Approach.” Economic Systems Research 8, 15–32.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Sonis, M., G.J.D. Hewings, and J. Guo. 2000. “A New Image of Classical Key Sector Analysis: Minimum Information Decomposition of the Leontief Inverse.” Economic Systems Research 12, 401–423.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Testa, W.A., T.A. Klier, and R.A. Mattoon. 1997. “Reversal of Fortune: Understanding the Midwest Recovery.” Economic Perspectives, [Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago] 21, 2–17.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Randall W. Jackson
    • 1
  • David A. Dzikowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Regional Research InstituteWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.ESRIRedlandsUSA

Personalised recommendations