The Economics of Input-Output Analysis

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 19, 2006 - Business & Economics
Input-output analysis is the main tool of applied equilibrium analysis. This textbook provides a systematic survey of the most recent developments in input-output analysis and their applications, helping us to examine questions such as: which industries are competitive? What are the multiplier effects of an investment program? How do environmental restrictions impact on prices? Linear programming and national accounting are introduced and used to resolve issues such as the choice of technique, the comparative advantage of a national economy, its efficiency and dynamic performance. Technological and environmental spillovers are analysed, both at the national level (between industries) and the international level (the measurement of globalisation effects). The book is self-contained, but assumes some familiarity with calculus, matrix algebra, and the microeconomic principle of optimizing behaviour. Exercises and review questions are included at the end of each chapter, and solutions at the end of the book.
 

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Page ii - Robbins' definition of economics as "the science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses," 30 the functional postulate is clearly implicit.
Page xiv - On the economic theory of socialism', Review of Economic Studies 4: 53-71, 123-42. Leontief, WW (1936) 'Quantitative input and output relations in the economic system of the United States', Review of Economic Statistics 18: 105-25.

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Thijs ten Raa is Associate Professor of Economics at Tilburg University.

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