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Construction, Stability And Predictability Of An Input-Output Time-Series For Australia


  • Richard Wood


This paper documents the development of a time series of Australian input-output tables. It describes the construction techniques employed in order to overcome the major issues encountered. Environmentally important processes were delineated using a range of detailed commodity data, thus expanding the original tables from roughly 100 industries into a temporally consistent 344 industries. Data confidentiality and inconsistency were overcome using an iterative constrained optimisation method called KRAS - a recent modification of RAS (Lenzen et al. 2006; 2007; 2009). The article concludes by analysing the stability of input-output coefficients over time similar to work in Dietzenbacher and Hoen (2006). The issue of stability of coefficients and multipliers was investigated under the Leontief and Ghosh models of supply/demand. Finally, the predictability of the models was examined under updated final demand or primary inputs and over varying time scales.

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  • Richard Wood, 2011. "Construction, Stability And Predictability Of An Input-Output Time-Series For Australia," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(2), pages 175-211.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:23:y:2011:i:2:p:175-211
    DOI: 10.1080/09535314.2011.564156

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    1. Saari, M. Yusof & Dietzenbacher, Erik & Los, Bart, 2016. "The impacts of petroleum price fluctuations on income distribution across ethnic groups in Malaysia," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 130(C), pages 25-36.


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