Tourism Impac

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    IMPLAN Forum
    The results should be the same either way.
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    Kei Wei
    I built a table based on the Case study 12 (see attachment), if the average expenditure by respondents show 0, it means that i do not need to bridge the industry/commodity for medical service,bakery and other?
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    Kei Wei
    I had created 2 activities based on industry change and commodity change. When I key in my expenditure for diving services under commodity (3389), it appeared other support services. Is diving services fall under the right commodity category since I used sector search diving falls under 389? Also, souvenir falls under retail service miscellaneous 3330?
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    Kei Wei
    I tried to build and analyze my data based on Case study 12 (Impact of wildlife tourism) using Hawaii 2011 data (Please refer the attachment for the results). I was quite shocked when I see the figure Employment 129,069,000 while Labor income $1,401,281,575,743.7 @.@ I guess there must be something wrong with my analysis. This is totally different from what I read from Case study 12 where the study reports direct effect for employment (121.7), labor income ($1,991,753), value added (3113,161), and output ($5674,975). Can you advise me on this matter? Thank you
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    IMPLAN Forum
    Hello, We are still unsure how you have come up with these results, and haven't been able to replicate them. Perhaps you are setting Activity Level AND Scenario Level?
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    Kei Wei
    Yes, i modified Hawaii data based on Case study 12, I created the Activity Level AND Scenario Level. I was quite shock to see the results, i am not sure if i did the wrong analysis.
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    IMPLAN Forum
    Hello, This would explain the unrealistically large results. You are multiplying your Events by you Activity Level, and then those inputs are being multiplied again by your Scenario Level. The Scenario Level multiplies all Activities that you include in it. While you are able to use both these Levels in succession, in this Case study you only want to use Activity Level. Try resetting the Scenario Level back to 1, and re-running your study.
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    Kei Wei
    I re-set and re-ran the analysis and finally I did not see the huge number ^^. Please refer to the attachment. But what I key in was in my own currency, should I convert it to USD? You mentioned that I should key in the average expenditure based on n=380 not those who had really spent. If I use n=380, the average value become very small and some became zero. For example, not all respondents travel by air, only 155 respondents paid for it but we average the expenditure based on total 380 respondents? The expenditures were collected last year 2013 but the IMPLAN data was year 2011. Is it fine to use it for analysis? I analyzed the same scenarios using Kaui data and the result shows 0 Employment, what does it means? Sorry for asking so many questions
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    IMPLAN Forum
    Values will need to be in USD equivalents as all the Output Per Worker and Labor Income Change Per Worker rations are based on USD. You can use the 2011 data, but make sure to set the Event Year to 2011. [url=http://implan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=567:567&catid=237:kb20]set the Event Year[/url] Because you are working in Malaysian values, even converted to USD the amounts may simply be too small relatively to US Output per Worker and Labor Income per worker, thus you may not be generating sufficient impacts regardless, and thus this might lead to the issue described. The first thing to determine though is to be sure you are entering in USD equivalents. If you are, and the values are too small to generate impacts, you will need to find some local data to adjust the background ratios (say for example if avg Labor Income per worker is $20 in Malaysia, and $35K in U.S.) the equivalencies will simply be too small without some sort of adjustment. Hope this helps!
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