Jen/Jeff Leeson, doctoral student in colorado I hope you had a good Xmas and happy almost new year... This email is a f/up to some general questions I posed earlier to you, all of which you answered. In this email I'd like to be more specific as I'm currently writing the methodology section of my dissertation....I need to know if IMPLAN can provide the following kinds of information or how close it can come As my dissertation hypothesis is "A healthy US economy REQUIRES a healthy US mfg sector" I'd like to do the following analysis. 1. I'd like to increase ALL sectors of the US economy by the same % and see the impact on employment and output by sector, and on total US gdp 2. I'd like to increase JUST the manufacturing sectors of the economy by a certain %, and see the impact on employment and output by sector, and on total US gdp 3a. probably the most important analysis will be to substitute a certain % of current levels of imported products, with the US manufacturing those same items; is this kind of substitution be possible? [/color] 3b. for both 3a and 1 and 2, when I manipulate the variable values, will I enter $ or %'s? 4. in an earlier Q+A I think you had said IMPLAN can aggregate all manufacturing sectors, into one total sector, which should make my job a bit easier; please confirm 5. where do you get your "Bill of final demand"....the actual total demand placed on the economy? A couple of separate database questions: 1. am I correct that IMPLAN takes the separate US "make" and "use" tables, to create the "total requirements" table? If not, what does it do? 2. do you treat labor as exogenous or endogenous 3. your data base is based on BEA's[or____ most recent make use from year_____? 4. I think I've seen several overseas articles of foreign organizations using IMPLAN; do you provide Total Requirements and all other required data for other countries? Specifically India, Singapore, China, Germany, Japan? Thanks again, jeff leeson 719-685-1913
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