Portland State University. Department of Economics
Date of Award
Master of Science in Economics (MSECO)
1 online resource (48 p.)
Employment forecasting -- United States -- Mathematical models
This research project has developed out of the desire to empirically test and evaluate the technique of shift/share analysis as applied to employment forecasting. Shifts in economic growth and more recently, the fast growth patterns on the West Coast have required the development of analytical techniques to forecast regional employment growth. Several methodologies have been applied to this problem including: regression analysis and trend extrapolation, economic base studies, and shift/share analysis.
McCord, Larry, "An empirical analysis of the shift/share technique for employment forecasting" (1982). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3491.