Disaggregate U.S. Labor Statistics for the USAGE 2.0 and GTAP Applied General Equilibrium Models
43 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2012 Last revised: 15 Nov 2012
Date Written: October 25, 2012
This paper documents a methodology to disaggregate by occupation the U.S. sectoral employment data within the USAGE 2.0 and GTAP applied general equilibrium (AGE) models. We utilize statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in particular the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey and the Census of Agriculture, to produce the following occupation-by-sector tables for 2007 and 2010 for each of the two AGE models: employment, mean annual wage, wage bill, and wage bill shares. The last table, wage bill shares, can be used to split payments to labor services in the AGE models into 22 major occupations.
Keywords: Labor, trade, CGE model, USAGE-ITC, GTAP, labor disaggregation
JEL Classification: C68, F16, J31
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