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Seminar on Structural Change

Fri, 1 November 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Room G21A, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Organized by Andrew Trigg of The Open Political Economy Group (IKD, The Open University)


A key aspect of structural change is the way in which sectors of the economy grow in different proportions. This afternoon seminar considers aspects of this phenomenon in relation to models of unbalanced growth between sectors and issues relating to inequality, productivity, trade and Global Value Chains. The presentations will consider both theoretical modelling and empirical approaches.


13:00-14:30    Session 1

  • Ricardo Araujo (University of Brasilia) A structural economic dynamic approach to unbalanced growth
  • Theo Santini (University of Brasilia) Domar Aggregation, Productivity Growth and Sectoral Interactions: A Study for the Brazilian Case from 2000 to 2014
  • Hanna Szymborska (The Open University) Inequality in the 21st century – rethinking the inter- and intra-sectoral dynamics in macroeconomic models

14:30-15:00    Coffee break

15:00-16:30    Session 2

  • Andrew Trigg (The Open University) Prices and Vertically Integrated Labour Coefficients in Pasinetti-Type Closed Input-Output Systems
  • Maciej Grodzicki  (Jagiellonian University, Poland) Pricing mechanisms and competitiveness in global value chains: conception and early empirical results
  • Felipe Amaral  (University of Cambridge) International trade, trade specialization and competitiveness: a decomposition of the growth rate of Brazilian exports between 1995 and 2014


The event is free to all, with no need to register. The organiser can be contacted at:

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