I'm running a 50 state contribution analysis of benefit payments to households, using Institution Spending Pattern "Households 35-50k", with the 2012 state total package. Rhode Island is showing some very odd results: huge negative direct impact value added in proportion to the dollar value of the activity I input-- about negative $400M vs about $1.1 B in payments. Based on the detailed results, looks like the culprit is Sector 20, oil and natural gas extraction, which shows $1.2B total negative value added . This shows up whether I run RI as a single region, or in an MRIO with neighboring states. I’m about halfway through running all the states, and haven’t come across anything like this in the others. Can someone explain this to me? Is this a glitch? Model parameters and output in attached Excel file.
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