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On the Appropriate Use of Location Quotients in Generating Regional Input-Output Tables: Reply

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  • A. T. Flegg
  • C. D. Webber
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    FLEGG A. T. and WEBBER C. D. (1997) On the appropriate use of location quotients in generating regional input-output tables: reply, Reg. Studies 31, 795-805. In this paper, we respond to Steven Brand's criticisms of our FLQ formula for adjusting national input-output tables to take account of interregional trade. We argue that the FLQ's cross-industry foundations are theoretically appropriate and that our approach provides a rigorous basis for testing the traditional assumption of identical regional and national technology. We provide a more detailed rationale for the role of regional size in the FLQ formula and also present a revised version of this formula. Notwithstanding Brand's criticisms, we aim to demonstrate that the FLQ remains a very useful addition to the regional analyst's tool box. FLEGG A. T. et WEBBER C. D. (1997) Sur l'emploi approprie des quotients de localisation pour construire des tableaux d'echanges intersectoriels regionaux: une reponse, Reg. Studies 31, 795-805. Cet article cherche a repondre aux critiques de Steven Brand sur notre formule FLQ qui sert a ajuster les tableaux d'echanges intersectoriels nationaux pour tenir compte des echanges interregionaux. Pour nous, les bases interindstrielles du FLQ sont en principe appropriees et notre approche fournit une base rigoureuse pour tester la supposition classique d'une technologie regionale et nationale identiques. Nous fournissons une explication plus detaillee du role de la taille de la region dans la formule FLQ et presentons une version revisee de cette formule. En depit des critiques de Brand, nous cherchons a demontrer que le FLQ represente toujours un outil supplementaire tres utile pour l'analyste regional. FLEGG A. T. und WEBBER C. D.(1997) Zur angemessenen Benutzung von Standortquotienten (FLQ) bei der Aufstellung regionaler Aufwand-Ertragstabellen: Entgegnung, Reg. Studies 31, 795-805. Der vorliegende Aufsatz ist eine Entgegnung auf Steven Brands Kritik an der FLQ Formel der oben genannten Autoren zur Anpassung von Landesaufwand- und Ertragstabellen unter Beru�cksichtigung des interregionalen Handels. Die Autoren treten dafu�r ein, dass FLQs Industrie u�berschreitende Gru�ndungen theoretisch geeignet sind, und dass ihr Ansatz eine wissenschaftlich rigorose Basis fu�r die Pru�fung der traditionellen Annahme darstellt, dass Regionaltechnologie mit Technologie auf Landesebene identisch ist. Sie sorgen fu�r eine eingehendere rationale Erkla�rung der Rolle der Regionalgro�sse in der FLQ Formel und legen daru�berhinaus eine u�berarbeitete Version dieser Formel vor. Ungeachtet Brands Kritik beabsichtigen sie, aufzuzeigen, dass die FLQ ein ho�chst nu�tzliches, zusa�tzliches Gera�t in der Ausru�stung des Regionalanalysten bildet.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 31 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 8 ()
    Pages: 795-805

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    Keywords: Input-OUTPUT; Location Quotients; Regional Models;

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