The best starting point for general introductory information is the menu located at http://www.bea.gov/industry/iedguide.htm. You should especially pay attention to Survey of Current Business(SCB) articles on subjects you are interested in, as they contain most of the theory and methodology of the I-O tables. The SCB articles on given subjects are listed through the above web page.  Refer to as well “Concepts and Methods of the U.S. Input-Output Accounts,” at http://www.bea.gov/papers/pdf/IOmanual_092906.pdf, and “MEASURING THE NATION’S ECONOMY: AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE, A Primer on BEA’s Industry Accounts” (Revised May 2011), at  http://www.bea.gov/industry/pdf/industry_primer.pdf.

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