Friday, June 14
Fri
Dec
08

Beyond Domar Weights: A New Measure of Systemic Importance in Production Networks

Speakers:

Girish BahalUniversity of Western Australia and IEG

 
08
December,
2023
11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (IST)

Abstract:-

We present a new measure of producers’ aggregate importance in a production economy with input-output linkages. Unlike existing measures, which capture the impact of an isolated TFP shock to a sector on aggregate output, our measure accounts for the effect of changes in producers’ demand for intermediate inputs, as well as their supply of material and final goods. In our context, a sector’s systemic importance reflects its ability to i) directly impact final demand, ii) indirectly affect the production of downstream firms, and iii) directly affect the production of its suppliers and other firms reliant on them. Notably, our measure encompasses and extends an existing notion of centrality in production networks: producers’ Domar weight. Using US input-output data, we find that Domar weights underestimate sectors’ systemic importance by ≈ 50%, on average, and the extent of underestimation increases with the Domar weight of the sector. Additionally, our measure reveals significant changes in key US industries’ aggregate importance over time despite the relative stability of their Domar weights.

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Date & Time

08-12-2023
11:30 AM
to 01:00 PM (IST)

Location

IEG

Venue

A.M. Khusro Room

Event Type

IEG Seminar

Event Category

Past event

Speaker(s)

Girish Bahal

University of Western Australia and IEG

Moderator(s)

Sukhdeep Singh

Assistant Professor