A Review of Recent Extensions of Linear Economic Models to Regional Environmental Quality Analysis

James A. Gibson

DOI: 10.2190/LFLX-JEFK-4VW2-LNV0


Regional economic planning can no longer be primarily concerned with the regional economy and its development, but it also must take cognizance of the effect of economic development on the natural environment. This expansion of regional planning necessitates the development of new tools and methodologies for evaluating alternatives. This paper selectively reviews recent extensions of input-output and linear programming models to include a regional environmental quality component.

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