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Estimating the Economic Base Multiplier: A Test of Alternative Procedures

Lay James Gibson and Marshall A. Worden
Economic Geography
Vol. 57, No. 2 (Apr., 1981), pp. 146-159
Published by: Clark University
DOI: 10.2307/144139
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/144139
Page Count: 14
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Estimating the Economic Base Multiplier: A Test of Alternative Procedures
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Abstract

Four different strategies for estimating economic base multipliers are evaluated for twenty small towns in Arizona. Three estimating techniques are compared with a comprehensive survey of the economies of the towns, and the minimum requirements method is found to be superior to the sample survey and location quotient approaches.

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