Future Research Prospects for Input–Output Models
In this chapter, the potential for further research developments in input–output analysis is discussed. Promising methods (e.g., AHP) for calibrating input–output models are presented to complement mainstream statistical approaches for estimating the coefficients of the model. The prospect of combining input–output analysis with other optimization techniques, such as P-graph and pinch analysis, is also discussed. Finally, this chapter provides reflections on the possible application of extended input–output models to contemporary issues such as climate change or emerging sustainability concepts such as the circular economy.
KeywordsAnalytic hierarchy process (AHP) Artificial neural network P-graph Pinch analysis Circular economy
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