The identification of up-And downstream industries using input-output tables and a firm-level application to minority shareholdings

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We present a method for identifying up-And downstream industries in inter-industry datasets via input-output tables.We apply this approach to aggregated European input-output data and present results on identified industry links and their sensitivity to threshold definitions. We furthermore test the timeconsistency of the up-And downstream assignments based on input-output tables, and discuss the limitations of this method. Finally, the method is used to test anti-competitive effects of non-controlling minority shareholdings.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)499-525
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 20.12.2017

    Research areas

  • Downstream, Europe, Foreclosure, Input-output tables, Minority shareholdings, Upstream, Vertical integration
  • Economics