A1 Journal article (refereed)
The regionalization of national input-output tables : A study of South Korean regions (2019)

Flegg, A. T., & Tohmo, T. (2019). The regionalization of national input-output tables : A study of South Korean regions. Papers in Regional Science, 98(2), 601-620. https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12364

The research was funded by Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.

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All authors or editors: Flegg, Anthony T.; Tohmo, Timo

Journal or series: Papers in Regional Science

ISSN: 1056-8190

eISSN: 1435-5957

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 98

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 601-620

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Regional Science Association

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12364

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This paper uses survey‐based data for 16 South Korean regions to refine the application of Flegg's location quotient (FLQ) and its variant, the sector‐specific FLQ (SFLQ). These regions vary markedly in terms of size. Especial attention is paid to the problem of choosing appropriate values for the unknown parameter δ in these formulae. Alternative approaches to this problem are evaluated and tested. Our paper adds to earlier research that aims to find a cost‐effective way of adapting national coefficients, so as to produce a satisfactory initial set of regional input coefficients for regions where survey‐based data are unavailable.

Keywords: input-output analysis; regional economy

Free keywords: input-output; FLQ; location quotients; SFLQ; South Korea

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Reporting Year: 2019

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