I'm running an analysis of various capital investments. I have information on the amount that is spent and what industry it is taking place in. Some of the capital investments take place in an industry. I just use the BEA imported investment pattern and set the activity level to the amount. But I also have data for improvements for projects such as water system upgrades and state highways. An example on the website shows an institutional spending pattern for this type of activity. (https://implan.com/v4/index.php?option=com_multicategories&view=article&id=618:618&Itemid=14). What I'm trying to figure out is when to import the BEA-Investment Pattern vs. the Institutional Spending pattern. So I guess when it gets down to it, why can't an institutional spending pattern be used for capital investment? How do I know when to use the BEA Investment patterns vs. the Institutional Spending patterns? (Are the definitions for capital investments different when looking at highways and other public goods?) Thanks so much.
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