The role of input–output analysis of energy and ecologic systems

In the early development of ecological economics— a personal perspective


Address for correspondence: Bruce Hannon, Jubilee Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Rm. 220, 607 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801.


A summary is provided of the early history of research on the flow of nonrenewable energy resources through the economy and of the flow of renewable energy resources through a natural ecosystem. The techniques are similar, and many specific applications are provided. A combined economic and ecological technique is also defined. The early history and people of the International Society Ecological Economic are cited.