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Shift & Share Exercise Option II / Powerpoint

(http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/350/exercises/shiftshare2.html)


Alternative S&S Exercise

Supporting Sites:


Gary W. Smith, Department of Agricultural Economics Washington State University Cooperative Extension has provided us with extensive shift and share information for Washington counties. You just have to select your county and the period for your analysis and the remainder is done for you:

  • NIIP Shift-Share Analysis Applications of County Employment Growth within Washington State "Welcome to the WSU Cooperative Extension Northwest Income Indicators Project (NIIP) experimental shift-share analysis web page. [...] The shift-share results you will derive here offer a thumbnail guide to examining the sources of growth and changing compostion of local employment among the major industry categories... The program will compile and output a tabular summary of shift-share results based on the options you choose, a tailored report on how the results may be interpreted, and a customized technical summary of how the results are derived...!" [data up to 2000 as of October 2002]

    Steps:

    1. Please select two periods, namely 1980-1990 and 1990-2000.
      [If there are others in the class who selected the same county as you, please contact them and decide on different periods for your respective analyses; i.e. everyone selects two periods which are as least 2 years but not longer than 10 years. The idea is that, together, you are generating more results which will be meaningful for all of you.]

    2. You need to get an understanding of the terminology used and the numerical results you are receiving.

    3. Develop a multi-coordinate graph similar to this one (Click!) for at least 5 industries and your 2 periods. You may use Powerpoint, any other graphic software or paper, a ruler and sharp pencils.

    4. Establish the table which shows the different characteristics of your 5 industries for the two different periods.

      Interpret your results. In what ways do the 5 different industries differ in their "contributions" to regional growth and the "total shift" through their composition and differential effects and what kind of changes (if any) can you detect between the two different periods of time.


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