We are working with someone who is seeking a way to measure what I would refer to as structural changes. They want to measure the economic impact of changing the technology within an industry and development of a new product based on what was formerly a waste product. In their wording, they want to look at shifting the supply curve, an increase in prices and profitability, and an increase in consumer surplus. Based on my understanding of IMPLAN, the inherent assumptions are fixed prices and of course, a static analayis, which would not be a good fit to address these questions. Though I searched the forum, I did not find a concise listing of the assumptions (is there a link I can share to help them understand) nor a way in which IMPLAN might be used to help shed light on these changes. Can you give some suggestions or a way to use IMPLAN data or analysis to measure? Thanks.
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