1982 volume 14(6) pages 739 – 744
doi:10.1068/a140739

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Billings R B, Katz J L, 1982, "A technique to obtain accurate impact multipliers for individual firms by means of existing input - output models" Environment and Planning A 14(6) 739 – 744

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A technique to obtain accurate impact multipliers for individual firms by means of existing input - output models

R B Billings, J L Katz

Received 3 February 1981, in revised form 20 April 1981

Abstract. A low-cost technique is developed that allows individual firms and establishments to estimate accurately their output, income, and employment multipliers by integrating their regional coefficients (the proportion of the purchases of a firm from each sector of the regional economy) with an existing regional input - output model. The empirical tests of this method on three actual survey-based input - output models produced excellent results.

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