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Some Refinements of the Semi-Input-Output Method



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The semi-input-output method has been proposed by the author as a substitute for what was formerly called the estimation of the indirect effects of investment projects. Essentially it rests on assumption I that a country must aim at an "ideal development process", meaning a growth process which at no time shows unutilized production capacity. Furthermore, the method rests on assumption II that a distinction can be made between national or domestic activities (industries in the widest sense or sectors) on the one hand and international activities on the other hand. By definition the products of the former cannot, for technological or cultural reasons, be imported or exported. Examples have been given elsewhere [1].

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  • J. Tinbergen, 1966. "Some Refinements of the Semi-Input-Output Method," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 6(2), pages 243-247.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:6:y:1966:i:2:p:243-247

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    1. Hewings, Geoffrey J D & Jensen, Rodney C, 1988. "Emerging Challenges in Regional Input-Output Analysis," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 22(0), pages 43-53, February.
    2. Clive Bell & Shantayanan Devarajan, 1979. "Towards a Synthesis of Semi-Input-Output and Little-Mirrlees: A Social Cost-Benefit Analysis with Multiplier Effects of An Irrigation Project in Northwest Malaysia," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 18(2), pages 165-185.
    3. Clive Bell, 2017. "Project appraisal: A revival is long overdue," WIDER Working Paper Series 111, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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