|Title||A Network Based Approach Towards Industry Clustering|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|GeoDa Authors||S. J. Rey|
|Editor||U. Blien and G. Maier|
|Book Title||The Economics of Regional Clusters|
|Authors||J. C. Duque and S. J. Rey|
Industry cluster identification has become an important research topic in regional science, partly as a response to the growing demand by policymakers for analytical tools that provide a better understanding of a regional economy. The main objective of this paper is to provide a detailed description of a new approach to identify industry clusters and interindustry networks, based on input-output tables. The goal is to outline and efficient algorithm using readily available data so that the method can be replicated in any region, thereby allowing for comparative studies of industrial clusters over space and time.