Econometrica: Oct 1958, Volume 26, Issue 4

International Comparisons of the Structure of Production

https://doi.org/0012-9682(195810)26:4<487:ICOTSO>2.0.CO;2-X
p. 487-521

Hollis B. Chenery, Tsunehiko Watanabe

This paper uses input-output studies to compare the structure of production in four countries: the United States, Japan, Norway, and Italy. It first analyses the nature of interdependence as revealed by the pattern of interindustry flows and the extent of similarity in each country. Differences in the cost structure and use of each type of commodity are then measured, and some conclusions are drawn as to their origin.

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