Input-Output Analysis for Planning Purposes



The goal of this chapter is to introduce the fundamentals of input-output (I-O) analysis and its use in economic impact analysis and economic development planning. Input-output analysis has been around for decades in various disciplines of economics and is widely used by researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners. Applications of input-output analysis can be found in such economic sub-disciplines as agricultural, resource, environmental, transportation, energy, education, and tourism economics. More recently, input-output analysis has become a strong force in the field of planning and economic geography, reinforced by readily available commercial software and data packages.


Final Demand Gross Regional Product Technical Coefficient Output Multiplier Employment Multiplier 
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