RISIS Seminar: Constructing a genotypic product space

Istituto di comunicazione e politiche pubbliche

Data: 22 Maggio 2024 / 12:30 - 14:00

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Presenter: Dario Diodato, JRC

Discussant: Nico Pintar, AIT

 

With Ulrich Schetter, Eric Protzer, Frank Neffke, and Ricardo Hausmann

Abstract

Economic complexity analysis has shown that one can predict the diversification of countries (or regions) into new activities. This is thanks to an empirical tool known as the product space, which infers the similarity of activities from output patterns. While these methods are underpinned by a theory of capabilities, economic complexity is grounded in outcome-based metrics and remains — using a metaphor from biology — phenotypic in nature. In this paper we show how to conduct economic complexity analysis directly on capabilities, by interpreting input requirements of industries as genetic code. We exploit our framework to empirically (i) build a genotypic product space, (ii) to infer countries’ capabilities, and (iii) measure the capabilities that a country is missing for diversifying into a given industry. We then discuss the many advantages of this framework in terms of understanding the development process and of designing policies.

 

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Facoltà di comunicazione, cultura e società, Facoltà di scienze biomediche, Facoltà di scienze economiche, Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano