Research Papers

Construction of Input-output Tables Using Inter-firm Transactions Data and Business Location Information – An Empirical Analysis

Institute of Measurement and Automation Control System / Information Section 12th Society System Committee Workshop Papers

Input-output tables are a powerful tool in describing the structure of an economy. Input-output tables show the relationships between industries, the goods, and services they produce, and who uses them. The paper investigates the feasibility of using inter-firm transactions data held by Teikoku Databank (TDB) to measure inter-industry transactions in the input-output tables, paving the way for regional input-output tables. One of the problems associated with the use of inter-firm transactions data is that TDB’s inter-firm transactions data is recorded at business headquarter level instead of business establishment level. This paper utilizes an allocation method developed in Kikukawa (2015) to assign transactions from head-office to business establishment level, to produce better regional level input-output tables. The methodology is verified by comparing the results to the official input-output tables of Gunma prefecture.

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Takaya Ohsato, Kaya Akagi, and Hiroshi Deguchi

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