I'm trying to model the impacts of a local branch of a federal agency. I have fairly detailed budget information so I am using analysis by parts. One of the budget items is called "licenses and fees" and the items described in that category include mostly local or state compliance permits. My initial thought was to import a state and local non-education institution spending pattern and run it separately from the rest of the ABP spending items. Of course, I am getting some direct effects in the results from that institution spending pattern. Am I safe to simply add those to the indirect effects?
Also, I have not modeled a federal government agency before and I am curious if I need to do anything differently when calculating the direct effects. Typically I would set Output to equal the agency's total annual budget ($6.3MM), labor income equal to wages ($4.3MM), employment equal to the numbers given to me, and value added equal to the value added coefficient in the industry production report. When I go to the industry production report, however, I am not sure what to select. Sector 520 "Other federal government enterprises" says the industry doesn't exist in our region.
Let me know if there is anything else I should consider when modeling impacts for a government agency.
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