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

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Caitlyn Carrico

Purdue University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Lin Jones

U.S. International Trade Commission

Marinos E. Tsigas

U.S. International Trade Commission

Date Written: October 25, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Carrico, Caitlyn and Jones, Lin and Tsigas, Marinos E., Disaggregate U.S. Labor Statistics for the USAGE 2.0 and GTAP Applied General Equilibrium Models (October 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2169415 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2169415

Caitlyn Carrico

Purdue University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1145
United States

Lin Jones

U.S. International Trade Commission ( email )

500 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20436
United States

Marinos E. Tsigas (Contact Author)

U.S. International Trade Commission ( email )

500 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20436
United States

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