De-industrialisation: Rowthorn and Wells' Model revisited

Tomasz Mickiewicz, Anna Zalewska

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This paper presents a simple three-sector model that seeks to establish links between structural change in employment and the level of economic development. The model is a modified version of that of Rowthorn - Wells (1987). The theoretical analysis is supplemented with simple econometric tests which illustrate how the modified Rowthorn - Wells model can be used (i) to motivate empirical estimates of the link between the level of development and structures of employment, and (ii) to illustrate structural distortions under command economies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-166
Number of pages24
JournalActa Oeconomica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006



  • transition
  • command economy
  • communism
  • de-industrialisation
  • employment structure

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