Cruise ship impacts

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    mrhaynes

    One more thing: all of the cruise ship expenditures are paid directly to the port, so the very simplest method would be to just model all charges as one industry change activity to sector 420 - Scenic and sightseeing transportation services and support activities for transportation. However, we do have more information than just the overall charge. We know the percentage of expenditures that go to water, dockage, wharfage, administrative charges, labor, and equipment. My thought is that we would model the dockage and wharfage, charges in sector 420, and the others in their appropriate sectors (water charges in sector 49, admin charges in sector 470, equipment charges in sector 450, labor as a labor income change activity).

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    maria_lucas

    Hello, 

    Each of the options you've listed are appropriate. I would say the latter most option of analyzing passenger and crew spending as industry events and to model the dockage and wharfage, charges in sector 420, and the others in their appropriate sectors (water charges in sector 49, admin charges in sector 470, equipment charges in sector 450, labor as a labor income change activity) would be best. 

    By using this approach, the Direct Effects will be the direct shocks to industries due to passenger, crew, and cruise ship spending (rather than the Direct Effects including the operations of the cruise ship itself). We still refer to this approach as Analysis-by-Parts, but this is the bill of goods method.

    Best,
    Maria

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