IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/ecsysr/v18y2006i4p391-410.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Ragnar Frisch and the Origin of Input-Output Analysis

Author

Listed:
  • Olav Bjerkholt
  • Mark Knell

Abstract

Ragnar Frisch claimed on various occasions that he had invented the principles of input-output analysis. Frisch and Leontief worked simultaneously on their respective contributions but within different contexts. Frisch's contribution was an attempt to cope with market collapse of the depression and thus arose from a different motivation than Leontief's equilibrium analysis. Although prominently published in Econometrica in 1934, Frisch's 'circulation planning' has not been much discussed in the literature. The paper sets out the analytic core of Frisch's contribution and its formal similarity with Wassily Leontief's input-output analysis, which was the basis for Frisch's claim. It examines the inventiveness and analytical power of Frisch's approach and relates it to other works by him.

Suggested Citation

  • Olav Bjerkholt & Mark Knell, 2006. "Ragnar Frisch and the Origin of Input-Output Analysis," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 391-410.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:18:y:2006:i:4:p:391-410
    DOI: 10.1080/09535310601020983
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09535310601020983
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Akhabbar, Amanar & Antille, Gabrielle & Fontela, Emilio & Pulido, Antonio, 2011. "Input-Output in Europe: Trends in Research and Applications," OEconomia, Editions NecPlus, vol. 2011(01), pages 75-99, March.
    2. PARYS, Wilfried, 2013. "All but one: How pioneers of linear economics overlooked Perron-Frobenius mathematics," Working Papers 2013030, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:18:y:2006:i:4:p:391-410. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: http://www.tandfonline.com/CESR20 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.