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research notes: The phantom of the matrix: Inverting the case on closure in Cole's model

Sam Cole ()
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Sam Cole: Department of Planning, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

Papers in Regional Science, 1999, vol. 78, issue 4, 429-436

Abstract: In Closing the Case on Closure in Cole's Model Randall Jackson and Moss Madden critique my solution to the time-lagged regional input-output model. My rebuttal demonstrates that they: i) interpret my model incorrectly, ii) are inconsistent in their own specification, and iii) make inapplicable numerical comparisons between short- and long-term solutions. I show also iv) the correct solution to the totally closed model is neither trivial, nor singular, and v) this resolves the apparent paradox of infinite multipliers in a finite world. Moreover, vi) in my model, injecting exogenous demands equal to export earnings correctly reproduces the base output levels. The standard model does not meet this test.

Keywords: Input-output; Leontief inverse; distributed lags; regional analysis; economic impacts; social accounts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R0 R11 R12 R15 R34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999-09-27
Note: Received: 31 March 1999
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