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Make and Use Approaches to Regional and Interregional Accounts and Models

  • Bjarne Madsen
  • Chris Jensen-Butler
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    Institutional, or sector-by-sector input-output tables have traditionally been used in regional and interregional modelling. This paper examines the origins of this tradition and argues instead, both theoretically and empirically, for the integration of make and use submodels within models of production, demand and interregional trade, outlining the manner in which they can be integrated. Further, it is argued that structural rather than reduced-form models represent a sounder theoretical base. Finally, a Danish interregional model (LINE) based on a social accounting matrix framework that employs these principles is presented. The paper also deals with the issue of data construction at the regional and interregional levels, based on the make and use approach. It is argued that when data are constructed at a low level of sectoral and spatial aggregation under accounting consistency constraints, data quality and validity are high.

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

    Volume (Year): 11 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 277-300

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:11:y:1999:i:3:p:277-300
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