Regional Interindustry-Environmental Multipliers based on the 1972 National Model Format
Thomas R. Harris
Chauncey T. K. Ching
AbstractPublic decision makers are faced with the dilemma of initiating regional economic growth while simultaneously conserving the region's natural resources and environment. In order to derive trade-offs between economic progress and environmental quality, an interindustry-environmental model is used. This study shows the derivation of an interindustry-environmental model based on the 1972 national input-output model format. Also the procedures to construct a regional interindustry model through the non-survey technique of location quotients are presented. From the regional interindustry model, an interindustry-environmental model of northcentral Nevada was developed to show the effects on regional water use and particulate emissions from the expansion of a particular commodity sector in the region. Interpretations of results from the interindustry-environmental model which are of interest to public policy makers are discussed.
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