Using Georgia data (2008, implan v3), I have entered an industry sales change for sector 31, power generation. I am doing a custom model by changing both the employment level and the and employee compensation. These were both given to us as known. Interestingly, however, proprietor's income at the national level is estimated by implan as smaller than at the state level, even when entering identical numbers for industry sales, employment and employee compensation for both state and national models. What is the explanation for this? Maybe I am missing something simple. The reason the direct effects for the state are entered the same as those for the national level is because these electricity sales are all contained within the state of GA (again, something that is very likely given the client's assumptions and other information gathered). If employee compensation and proprietor income is added together at the state level and the national level, both sum to approximately the same number, with the nation being slightly larger, but the split is substantially different...Is this just a case where Georgia's electricity generation is in some way substantially different from that of the nation?
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