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Construction of a multi-sectoral inter-regional IO and SAM database for the UK

Allan, G. and McGregor, P.G. and Swales, J.K. and Turner, K. (2004) Construction of a multi-sectoral inter-regional IO and SAM database for the UK. Discussion paper. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain the construction of the input-output (IO) and social accounting matrix (SAM) databases for the inter-regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the UK developed as part of the project 'An Analysis of National and Devolved Economic Policies' undertaken as part of the ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change research programme. We identify four main regions of the UK: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. However, in Section 2, we begin by constructing a set of two-region accounts where we focus on Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland with the other aggregate 'region' labelled 'rest of the UK' or RUK. Then, in Section 3, we extend to a three-region framework where we identify Scotland, Wales and RUK. Finally, in Section 4, we extend further to construct the full 4-region IO and SAM.