Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Input-Output coefficients

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_464

For some linear-programming and other production problems, we can interpret the Av = (aij) coefficients of the constraints Axv = bv as the amount of resource i required (input) to produce one unit of product j (output). More generally, an input-output matrix of American industries formed the bases of the economist Leontief's contribution to economic theory. Activity-analysis problem; Input-output analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA