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    Net Analysis: Considering Both Sides of an Impact

    INTRODUCTION: A Net Analysis reports a holistic look at the effects resulting from a change in production or spending in the economy, both the positive and negative.  Net Analyses that involve two ...

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    Sector Production Functions in IMPLAN

    INTRODUCTION: Backward linkages are the interconnection of an industry to other industries from which it purchases inputs to produce its output. Each industry purchases Commodities from Industries ...

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    Economic Effects Measured by Input-Output Analysis

    Input-Output (I-O) Analysis is designed to predict the ripple effect of an economic activity by using data about previous spending. Production in a given Sector in an economy supports demand for pr...

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    The Output Equation

    INTRODUCTION: IMPLAN defines the total annual production value of each Sector or Commodity as Output. Output is in producer prices and includes net of inventory changes. To understand how definitio...

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    Gross Absorption

    The percentage of Output that goes to the purchase of a given Commodity. Total Gross Absorption is percentage of Output that goes to the purchase of all Intermediate Expenditures.  

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    Hi Matt,You are absolutely correct in your breakdown of the modeling approach. And great catch! Yes, you should apply any adjustment made to Employee Compensation (made before running the model fro...

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    Hi Matt, You are totally on track with your understanding. As for how to apply this adjustment to the model - it would be appropriate to reduce your direct labor income before your run the model wi...

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    Hi Matt, What information do you have available about the spending necessary for these new oil and gas wells?  If the Sector exists in the Region where you are modeling the new wells, then you have...

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    Hello again, Specifically all new construction sectors, sectors 52-61, are defined as investments, so you won't see any purchases to these sectors in any of the sectors' production functions.  You ...

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    Hello, Thank you for your question!  By definition, drilling new wells is an investment; as such purchases to Sector 37 is not part of any industry production function (like new construction). Ther...