Input-output modeling has, through the years, provided a consistent and unifying focus for IIASA's economic research. Scientists working in the Institute, first in the economic modeling task of the System and Decision Sciences area and later within the Economic Structural Change project, have cooperated extensively with colleagues throughout the world in advancing and contributing to input-output work. Perhaps the most notable aspect of these efforts has been the joint work with the INFORUM Project to develop linked systems of national models. Experience gained from the INFORUM-IIASA studies has been of great benefit to other members of the I/O community, but this is by no means the end of the story. Contributors not connected with INFORUM have also brought their own very valuable insights and knowledge to bear on the subject, and input-output modeling has moved progressively away from being a purely academic specialization. A number of the methods developed have direct application to economic analysis and policy formulation, and I/O techniques have achieved widespread use in both governmental and commercial environments. This volume presents the results of the fifth in a series of meetings organized by IIASA to promote methodological advances in the subject and to draw on a pool of I/O expertise so as to further the aims of the Institute's in-house economic research.
Scientists working in the Institute, first in the economic modeling task of the System and Decision Sciences area and later within the Economic Structural Change project, have cooperated extensively with colleagues throughout the world in advancing and contributing to input-output work.
A Multi-Country, Multi-Industry Historical View of International Trade Competitiveness.- Austrian-Italian Interdependence: Some Linking Experiments.- Proposals for the Linkage of CMEA-Country Models.- The Inforum-IIASA Family of Input-Output Models: A Brief Historigal Review, Progress in 1984, and Future Prospects for Growth.- The Potential Contributions of Mutually Consistent, Sectorally Disaggregated National Economic Models to Analyses of National Environmental Policies and Global Environmental Interdependence.- Changes in the Structure of the Finnish Economy, 1970-1980.- Patterns of Industrial Change in the Federal Republic of Germany. Part I: Flows of Manufacturing Output and Energy Input.- On Modeling Structural Changes in Sectoral Wage Distribution in a Modern Input-Output Model.- On Modeling Foreign Trade in an Input-Output Model of an Open Economy.- Changes in Factor Input Coefficients and The Leontief Paradox.- Some Experience in the Planning of Input Coefficients.- Stability of Import Input Coefficients.- Changes in Input Coefficients in the German Economy.- Estimation of Input-Output Coefficients Using Neoclassical Production Theory.- On the Endogenous Determination of Import Coefficients in an Input-Output Model: Theoretical and Practical Problems.- Input-Output Techniques in the Japanese Econometric Model.- Endogenising Input-Output Coefficients by Means of Industrial Submodels.- Structural Change in the Belgian Economy.- An Econometric Model of the Soviet Iron and Steel Industry.- The Effects of Structural Changes on Danish Energy Consumption.- The Role of Energy Intensity in Economic Development.- Transformation Matrices in Input-Output Compilation.- Seton's Eigenprices: Comparisons between Post-War Holland and Hungary.- An Attempt to Evaluate the Impact of Changes in Interindustry Interactions.
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