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Accounting Foundations for Interregional Commodity-by-Industry Input-Output Models

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  • Randall Jackson

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    (Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University)

  • Walter Schwarm

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    (Department of Resource Management, West Virginia University)

Abstract

Several procedures for generating interregional commodity flow matrices have been developed in the U.S. in recent years (see, e.g., Canning and Wang in J. Reg. Sci. 45, 539–563, 2005, Jackson et al. in Ann. Reg. Sci. 40, 909–920, 2006, Lindall et al. in J. Reg. Anal. Policy 36, 76–83, 2006). Despite the fact that these methods derive from the commodity-by-industry framework, very little attention has been given recently to the fundamental conceptual issues that must be confronted to generate a consistently defined interregional model or to conduct an interregional impacts assessment using an appropriate interregional framework. This paper revives the focus on interregional modeling issues initiated by Oosterhaven in Reg. Sci. Urban Econ. 14, 562–582 (1984), identifies and elaborates on these and additional issues, and traces the development of the accounting foundations from single-region inter-industry through interregional commodity-by-industry accounts. Its contribution lies in the provision of a high-level perspective on these frameworks that in the process both clarifies and simplifies key conceptual issues and operational decisions.

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Paper provided by Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University in its series Working Papers with number 201101.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:rri:wpaper:201101

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Keywords: Interregional; input-output; commodity-by-industry;

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  1. Robinson, Dennis P. & Liu, Zuoming, 2006. "The Effects of Interregional Trade Flow Estimating Procedures on Multiregional Social Accounting Matrix Multipliers," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 36(1).
  2. Patrick Canning & Zhi Wang, 2005. "A Flexible Mathematical Programming Model to Estimate Interregional Input-Output Accounts," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(3), pages 539-563.
  3. Randall Jackson, 1998. "Regionalizing National Commodity-by-Industry Accounts," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(3), pages 223-238.
  4. Schwarm, Walter R. & Jackson, Randall W. & Okuyama, Yasuhide, 2006. "An Evaluation of Method for Constructing Commodity by Industry Flow Matrices," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 36(1).
  5. Randall Jackson & Walter Schwarm & Yasuhide Okuyama & Samia Islam, 2006. "A method for constructing commodity by industry flow matrices," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 909-920, December.
  6. Michael Lahr, 2001. "Reconciling Domestication Techniques, the Notion of Re-exports and Some Comments on Regional Accounting," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(2), pages 165-179.
  7. Lindall, Scott A. & Olson, Douglas C. & Alward, Gregory S., 2006. "Deriving Multi-Regional Models Using the IMPLAN National Trade Flows Model," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 36(1).
  8. Louis de Mesnard, 2004. "Understanding the Shortcomings of Commodity-based Technology in Input-Output Models: an Economic-Circuit Approach," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(1), pages 125-141.
  9. Oosterhaven, Jan, 1984. "A family of square and rectangular interregional input-output tables and models," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 565-582, November.
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