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Working Paper

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Research Paper #2007-12


A number of procedures for generating interregional social accounting matrices have been developed recently (Canning and Wang 2005, Robinson and Liu 2006, Jackson et al. 2006, Lindall, Olson and Alward 2006). While each approach shares the fundamental structure of the resulting accounting framework, very little attention has been devoted to the use of these accounts in impacts assessment application. This paper presents the common framework for organization of the data, addresses a number of issues surrounding such applications and demonstrates the implications of adopting different assumptions.