Estimating State-Industry Employment: With an Application to Industrial Localisation
28 Pages Posted: 16 May 2018
Date Written: February 2017
We describe a method to construct an industry-by-state repeated cross-section of employment at the most dis-aggregated level publicly available, covering 1963–2012. Non-disclosed data are estimated with a procedure using the hierarchical information structure. To illustrate the usefulness of the procedure, the resulting estimated data are tested to determine if industrial localization of the processed food sector has changed over the last fifty years in the United States. Our findings suggest it has not changed systemically despite variation in levels of localization within industries.
Keywords: Processed Food, Localization
JEL Classification: L11, Q19, R14
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