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Testing Assumptions Made In The Construction Of Input--Output Tables


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  • José M. Rueda-Cantuche
  • Thijs Ten Raa


Product input--output (IO) tables are mainly constructed on the basis of product and/or industry technology assumptions. The choice is not trivial and deserves empirical analysis using input and output data at the level of establishments. This paper offers input--output compilers econometric tests to facilitate the construction of tailored hybrid technology-based product IO tables. We provide weighted likelihood ratios of the product and industry technology assumptions. Although the proposed econometric tests are aimed to be used ex ante , we construct four variants of hybrid technology-based product IO tables using establishment data from Andalusia (Spain) and contrast them to the official product IO table and the pure product and industry technology-based tables. Our econometric tests are not valid for industry IO tables.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 25 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 170-189

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:25:y:2013:i:2:p:170-189

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