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CRIEFF Discussion Paper Number 0706

Detecting a cluster in a region without complete statistical data, using Input-Output analysis: The case of the Rioja wine cluster

Mikel Larreina

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Abstract

In recent times the role of wine in regional economies has been a major political issue, highlighting the importance of measuring accurately the multiplier effect of wine in regions with large wine sectors.

This paper provides a case study of how to construct vital parts of an Input-Output table for a region without complete statistics, and how to use them thereafter to interpret the economic structure of the region. This methodology may be adapted to other wine clusters, and to related clusters, such as brewing and distilling.

JEL Classifications: R11, R15, Q19

Keywords: Wine, Rioja, cluster, Input-Output, regional economy