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Input-Output and Multisectoral Analysis: Theory and Applications

16 - 17 May 2017
Wilson A, Room 1 & 2, OU, Milton Keynes

Organised by Andrew Trigg (Open Political Economy Group) and Ariel Wirkierman (SPRU, University of Sussex), this two-day workshop will explore the theoretical and empirical dimensions of Leontief input-output techniques and related issues in multisectoral analysis.

Input-output analysis considers the multisectoral foundations of expenditure, production and distribution in economic systems at regional, national and global levels. Current issues in input-output theory and empirics will be explored – from the analysis of globalised production, international specialisation and productivity trends, to the foundations of value, effective demand and political structures and the linkages connecting multisectoral structures of pricing and accumulation with stock-flow consistent and monetary models.

The programme will be of equal interest to scholars already working on structural analysis and to those seeking to understand how multisectoral approaches shed light on current economic issues and interface with complementary modelling traditions.



To find out more, or to reserve your place, please email Lynne Fahey confirming whether you would also like to attend the workshop dinner. The workshop is free, but those attending the dinner will need to pay £40 in cash (sterling) at registration on the first morning.

Read the full programme.



Session One: Globalised Production

Nadia Garbellini (University of Bergamo, Italy): International Division of Labour and Countries’ Competitiveness: The Case of Italy and Germany

Filippo Bontadini (SPRU, University of Sussex): Backward Linkages between Natural Resources and KIBS in Global Value Chains


Session Two: Linking Multisectoral with SFC and Monetary Models

Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa and University Paris 13): A Two-Sector Model with Target-Return Pricing In a Stock-Flow Consistent Framework

James Juniper (University of Newcastle, Australia): Prospects for Integrating Multisectoral and Monetary Models of Accumulation


Session Three: Foundations of Exchange and Political Structures

Ivano Cardinale (Goldsmiths, University of London): Taking Multisectoral Analysis to the Political Sphere: Sectoral Interests and 'Systemic' Interest

Andrew Trigg (The Open University): On the Foundations of Say’s Law: A Pasinetti Pure Labour Approach


Session Four: Specialisation and Productivity in Latin America

Ricardo Araujo (University of Brasilia, Brazil): The Role of Intermediate Inputs in a Multisectoral Balance-of-Payments-Constrained Growth Model: The Case of Mexico

José Bruno Fevereiro (The Open University): Labour Productivity in Vertically Integrated Sectors: An Empirical Study for the Case of Brazil

Ariel Wirkierman (SPRU, University of Sussex): Productive Density and Distribution from an Input-Output Perspective: The Case of Argentina since the 1950s


Session Five: Value, Growth and Structural Change

Ian Wright (The Open University): The General Theory of Labour Value

Davide Villani (The Open University): Structural Change and Financial Instability: A Pasinettian Analysis



Map of the campus

Directions to the OU


Accommodation Suggestions

Hilton Milton Keynes

Kents Hill Park Conference Centre and Hotel

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