Estimating State-Industry Employment: With an Application to Industrial Localisation

Posted: 16 May 2018 Last revised: 24 Sep 2018

Andrew Cassey

Washington State University

Ben Smith

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 1, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cassey, Andrew and Smith, Ben, Estimating State-Industry Employment: With an Application to Industrial Localisation (February 1, 2017). Andrew J Cassey & Ben O Smith (2018) Estimating state-industry employment, with an application to industrial localization, Applied Economics, 50:48, 5189-5203, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2018.1486012 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3173283

Andrew Cassey

Washington State University

Ben Smith (Contact Author)

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics ( email )

College of Business Administration
60th and Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE 68182
United States

HOME PAGE: http://bensresearch.com

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