Hello, I am conducting an analysis of the forestry industry in North Central Minnesota. The analysis compares four hypothetical scenarios related to timber harvest and forestry-industry production levels with one baseline scenario. All five models (including baseline) are supposed to reflect potential harvest / production in the year 2025. The baseline will simply show the total contribution of the industry and the other four scenarios will show some increase (or decrease) in production, with results reflecting the comparison to the baseline. When developing the models for these scenarios, I believe I should follow the instructions for the Multi-Industry Contribution Analysis, found here, correct? I am including about 30 IMPLAN sectors related to forestry and logging, so I want to ensure that I’m not over-estimating the scale of the impacts. http://support.implan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=366 Upon reviewing the instructions on the Multi-Industry Contribution Analysis page, I am wondering about the model year. The data I have on harvest levels is from 2015, the same as IMPLAN’s most recent database, and the instructions state that contribution analyses should be modeled in the year of the data set. However, the report is supposed to show the potential harvest and production levels for the year 2025. Is there any way to reconcile that discrepancy? Finally, I understand that I am supposed to “zero Trade Flows from the V3 System for every Sector that will be included” in my Event. However, not every scenario will have impacts on all 30 sectors. Since I want to be able to compare all four scenarios with the baseline (and with each other), should I keep the settings the same throughout, or will they be unique to each model, depending on which sectors are being impacted?
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