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GTAP Resource #2914

"GTAP 7 Data Base Documentation - Chapter 7 I-O Table: Nicaragua"
by Sanchez Cantillo, Marco V, Rob Vos and Carlos Ludena

This document describes the steps behind the creation of the second Input-Output (I-O) table of Nicaragua1 for the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP).2 The GTAP I-O table for Nicaragua is based on the 2000 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) built in the framework of the project “Impact of DR-CAFTA on Growth, Poverty and Inequality in Nicaragua: An ex-ante evaluation using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model” funded by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MIFIC in Spanish) of Nicaragua, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations’ Development Program (UNDP) and with support of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and the sub-regional office of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) of the United Nations in Mexico. The study and details of the construction of the SAM can be found in Sánchez and Vos (2006). The 2000 SAM is based on data from the Central Bank of Nicaragua, which reviewed and approved the data.

This document is divided into 4 sections. Section 2 explains the data and the construction of the SAM, its particular characteristics and its salient economic features. Section 3 describes the process of building the GTAP ready data base, outlining some of the assumptions made about the structure of the source data so it could be consistent with GTAP specifications. Finally, section 4 describes briefly the sectoral aggregation and splits.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: GTAP 7 Data Base Documentation
Status: Published
By/In: Center for Global Trade Analysis
Date: 2008
Created: Batta, G. (12/8/2008)
Updated: Batta, G. (12/8/2008)
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- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- Central America

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