Hello! I am estimating the economic impact of various marine related industries through an analysis by parts approach. I have calculated estimated employment and gross state product (GSP) by NAICS sector. I first considered running the impact using GSP as the inputs to the Implan model. However, GSP is not output but rather value added. Thus, inputting GSP into implan as "industry sales" would understate the impact (and in fact when I ran the model that way the direct employment was well below my estimates). I tried to find a work-around using Implan's industry accounts to inflate the GSP to output. Implan's industry tables include output by Implan code, which works for some of my data, but not in other cases where adjustments have been made or where the NAICS and Implan codes do not match well. The alternative model I ran uses employment as inputs, although in the past I have only used employment as an input to generate compensation, but not output. Can the impact be run reliably using only employment as the inputs? My preference would be to reliably convert GSP to output and then use output as the Implan inputs. Any advice? Thanks!
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