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A Note on Adjusting National Input-Output Data for Regional Table Construction

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Regional analysts face a trade-off between timeliness and detail of commodity-industry data. The trade-off exists because the Bureau of Economic Analysis national aggregated annual update tables are published for years more recent than those for which the disaggregated benchmark accounts are available. Conventional wisdom holds that regionalization should precede aggregation, so a disaggregated foundation table is preferred to an aggregation of that same table. This paper shows that the Table Disaggregation and Adjustment (TDA) method of Jackson and Comer (1993) produces a better foundation for regionalization than an unadjusted benchmark, price-updated benchmark, or aggregated annual update table.

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Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University, 308 Geography Building, Stillwater OK 74078-0177, U.S.A. , 2: Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, 103 Bricker Hall, 190 North Oval Mall, Columbus OH 43210-1361, U.S.A. E-mail

Publication date: February 1, 1997


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