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A Social Accounting Matrix for Italy

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Computable general equilibrium (CGE)models require both theory and data. The theory underlying our model is standard general equilibrium theory, and details will be provided elsewhere. The sole purpose of this paper is to present in detail the data used to calibrate this model. We have constructed a basic social accounting matrix for Italy in 1911; that is, we have estimated all input, output, expenditure, trade and income flows for the economy in that year. These flows are all mutually consistent, and it is these data which will largely drive the results of our experiments. The social accounting matrix is very simple in that it only allows for two economic agents in the economy: the private sector and the government.

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  • Federico, G. & O'Rourke, K., 1998. "A Social Accounting Matrix for Italy," Papers 98/19, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:98/19
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    Cited by:

    1. Martinelli, Pablo, 2012. "Von Thünen South of the Alps : Access to Markets and Interwar Italian Agriculture," IFCS - Working Papers in Economic History.WH wp12-12, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola.

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    Keywords

    GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM ; ECONOMETRIC MODELS ; PRODUCTION ; INCOME ; TRADE ; ITALY;

    JEL classification:

    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General

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