Slovak Republic is in the process of transformation from a centrally planned to a market economy. This is a process that requires constant development and adjustment of various systems, including the national statistics. Integration into the European Union (EU) evokes the need to standardize the system of national accounts with those utilized in other EU countries. This work attempts to provide a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the Slovak Republic for the year 2000. Data construction in this work generally follows the standard procedures suggested by the United Nations and Eurostat. The process in particular transforms Supply and Use tables into a symmetric Input-Output table, which is transformed into the symmetric SAM. The accompanying paper discusses the organization, methodology, arrangement and estimation of data and constructs a detailed SAM, extended by additional macroeconomic data, such as Labor Supply or Stocks of Fixed Capital.
The Slovak Republic SAM was prepared by Karol Koronczi of the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. Funding was provided by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology (MEXT), and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Slovak Republic: Social Accounting Matrix, 2000. 2005. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)(datasets). http://www.ifpri.org/dataset/slovak-republic