A Comparison of Shift-Share and the Ras Adjustment

Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 25)


It is argued that the RAS procedure applied to regions and industries performs a function similar to that of the shift-share technique, and that RAS has the advantage of a justification based on concepts from information theory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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