Input-Output Analysis: The First Fifty Years

Title
Input-Output Analysis: The First Fifty Years
Author(s)
Ryan T Rose
William Miernyk
Year
1989
Source
Economic Systems Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 229-272
DOI
10.1080/09535318900000016
Abstract
Input-Output economics is that rara avis in economics, a genuinely new and original idea. It was not without precursors and Leontief has always been at least adequately generous in acknowleding them…. The fundamental discovery that distinguished Leon- tiefs work from that of all his predecessors is that it was practical to calculate the input-output coefficients from recorded data, to perform the necessary algebraic manipu- lations, and to use the results to answer a wide variety of practical economic questions' (Dorfman, 1973; pp. 430-31).
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09535318900000016

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