Stijepic, Denis (2016): Empirical evidence on the topological properties of structural paths and some notes on its theoretical explanation.

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Abstract
The mathematical literature has developed a large pool of topological concepts and theorems for dynamic systems analysis. The aim of our paper is to make a first step towards the application of these concepts and theorems in the analysis of (longrun) structural change (in the threesector framework). Our approach focuses on two of the most basic topological notions, namely intersection and selfintersection of trajectories on a twodimensional domain. We discuss the mathematical foundations of the application of these concepts in structural change analysis, use them for analyzing empirical data, and elaborate new stylized facts stating that different countries’ structural change trajectories are (nonself)intersecting. Finally, we discuss briefly the theoretical explanations of (nonself)intersection and a wide range of new research topics relating to (a) the topological classification and comparison of models and evidence and (b) the application of (further) topological concepts in standard branches of growth and development theory.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Empirical evidence on the topological properties of structural paths and some notes on its theoretical explanation 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  structural change; labor; allocation; savings; functional income distribution; long run; dynamics; trajectory; intersection; selfintersection; differential equations; geometry; topology 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C61  Optimization Techniques ; Programming Models ; Dynamic Analysis C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C65  Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools O  Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4  Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41  One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models 
Item ID:  82473 
Depositing User:  Denis Stijepic 
Date Deposited:  08 Nov 2017 00:14 
Last Modified:  26 Sep 2019 20:35 
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