Work detail

Measuring Air Transport Industry Linkages: Input-Output Analysis

Author: Bc. Tomáš Tax
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: Ing. Vilém Semerák M.A., Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 90
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Abstract: This thesis examines linkages of the Czech air-transport sector to the rest of the Czech
economy using the hypothetical extraction method (HEM) within the input-output
analysis. In order to estimate air transport total linkages on the Czech economy
together with linkages air transport has with its upstream and downstream industries,
three different forms of hypothetical extractions using two input-output models (the
Leontief and the Ghosh models) were applied on the World Input-Output Tables
(WIOTs). The Leontief model enabled quantification of the total and backward
(upstream) linkages, whereas the Ghosh model was used to measure forward
(downstream) linkages of air transport. Moreover, upstream and downstream domestic
industries, that would be hit the most by the extraction of air transport from the
Czech economy, were identified using the corresponding models. The results of the
research allow to estimate how the rest of the economy would be affected by the Czech
air transport’s shutdown (for example due to travel restrictions connected to the
Covid-19 pandemic) and help to identify industries hit the most by such industry


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