The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Trade and Environment Assessment Model (TEAM) as an input-output framework to evaluate changes in environmental emissions associated with changes in economic activity. A major feature of TEAM is the rich and relatively detailed baseline comprised of state-specific data for nearly 300 industry groups and a range of environmental indicators. TEAM assembles otherwise disparate data into a coherent analytic framework that ensures alignment of the data in terms of geography (state and national), industry group (defined in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) at the 4-digit level), and time. EPA recently completed updates to TEAM to include themost current economic and environmental data available, using the year 2007 as the analysis baseline.
July 15, 2012