Box: Acknowledgments

The 1992 benchmark input-output accounts were prepared by staff in the Industry Economics Division under the direction of Ann M. Lawson, Chief; Belinda L. Bonds, Chief of the Goods Branch; Karen J. Horowitz, Chief of the Services Branch; and Mark A. Planting, Chief of the Auxiliary Studies Branch. Brian D. Kajutti designed the data-processing system and coordinated the computer programming and processing. John S. Turner prepared the tables, and Mary L. Roy coordinated the division's efforts in preparing the article.

Staff contributors were William A. Allen, Timothy D. Aylor, Alvin D. Blake, Felicia V. Candela, Michael C. Craw, Sergio Delgado, Carole Henry, Thuy Hia, David Huether, Myles J. Levin, Sherlene K. S. Lum, Fritz Mayhew, William McCarthy, Donna McComber, Cheryl Miner, Edward T. Morgan, Brian C. Moyer, Karen A. Newman, Diane E. Nisson, Robert S. Robinowitz, Darlene C. Robinson, Timothy F. Slaper, John Sporing, Robert A. Sylvester, Diane Young, and Robert E. Yuskavage.

Members of the staff of the National Income and Wealth Division under the direction of Leon W. Taub, Chief, and the staff of the Government Division under the direction of Karl D. Galbraith, Chief, contributed to the development of the estimates; major contributors were Brooks B. Robinson, Jeffrey W. Crawford, Pamela A. Kelly, Greg M. Key, Clinton P. McCully, Carol E. Moylan, and David F. Sullivan.

Members of the staff of the International Investment Division under the direction of David R. Belli, Chief, and members of the staff of the Balance of Payments Division under the direction of Christopher L. Bach, Chief, assisted in the preparation of the foreign trade estimates.

Estimates for transportation were prepared with the assistance of Bingsong Fang, Xiaoli Han, and Simon Randrianarivel from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation. Estimates for agriculture were prepared with the assistance of Gerald Schluter and William E. Edmondson from the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A special acknowledgment is made to the staff of the Bureau of the Census, particularly to those in the Agriculture and Financial Statistics Division under the direction of Ewen M. Wilson, Chief; in the Manufacturing and Construction Division under the direction of David Cartwright, former Chief; and in the Services Division under the direction of Carol Ambler, Chief. Without their cooperation and assistance, the publication of the 1992 benchmark I-O accounts on a more timely basis would have been impossible.