Hello - I am running an analysis of construction projects. I do this similar study every year. I am noticing with the 2013 data that for employment, if you look at the top 10 impacts, both nonstore retailers and clothing retailers come up with relatively large indirect effects (this has not been true in previous studies). I am having trouble justifying how a construction project (a multi-million dollar apartment building) can create big ripple effects in clothing stores. Or why would construction companies be purchasing clothing at all? And in retail stores? I went to look at the production functions (just to see where this was coming from) and the number one purchase for the sectors 59-61 is nonstore retail and number two is clothing. I'm not sure I believe this to be correct. Can you explain why the production function is this way? I am using a model for the State of Minnesota.
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