Structural dependence of economies in the era of globalization

Leon Olszewski , Paweł Dobrzański


The world order after the Second World War characterized by the asymmetrical dependence of nations on each other, has placed developing countries in a situation of structural dependence on Western countries. Among the theories that explain the underdevelopment mechanisms, the important place is occupied by the idea of an unevenly distributed development in space. A valuable contribution on the mechanisms of imbalances at different levels gave François Perroux, eminent French economist (1903-1987). The starting point of his analysis is a concept of power-domination. In developing the concept of the dominant economy, F. Perroux introduced the notion the d'emprise de structure (structural dependence). The analysis of the dominance of one country over another is a multidimensional aspect. There is no one acceptable method that would show the dependency between countries. It is possible to analyze individual categories. The purpose of this article is to answer the question: to what extent is the concept of structural dependence useful in the era of globalization to analyze certain aspects of structural relations between strong and weak countries? The paper presents a statistical analysis for economic dependence. The empirical analysis confirmed strong dependence of the German economy over the Polish economy. The results of the research may be used by developing countries and policymakers in aim to reduce country dependences.
Author Leon Olszewski
Leon Olszewski,,
, Paweł Dobrzański (ES / IE / DME)
Paweł Dobrzański,,
- Department of Mathematical Economics
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Book Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans: Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture. Conference Proceedings, 2017, Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, ISBN 978-86-80194-08-0, 953 p.
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Keywords in EnglishInequalities, domination, structural dependence, globalization, Structural Adjustment Programs
Languageen angielski
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