A world model and its preliminary application to examining patterns of Australian and New Zealand trade in food, energy and minerals

Mula, Joseph M. and MacRae, Don (1979) A world model and its preliminary application to examining patterns of Australian and New Zealand trade in food, energy and minerals. In: 49th ANZAAS Congress 1979, 22-26 Jan 1979, Auckland, New Zealand.

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The first step in a program of work to extend an existing model of the global economy to encompass Australia and New Zealand regions is illustrated. In this model, which gives special emphasis to the constraints caused by the depletion of natural resources, the world is divided into regions, and production into a number of sectors. A qualitative outline is provided of the model structure in its existing and its planned extended form. The results of three sets of experiments pertaining to the extended form of model are shown. First, we address, in a preliminary way, potential patterns of trade in food between various regions of the world and Australia and New Zealand. Second, the focus is on trade in energy. Third, a brief look at trade in minerals completes the illustration of the first step to extend the existing world model. Completion of this exploratory extension project may lead to establishing an inter-agency project to develop and use a World-Australia model within the Australian Government.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: At head of cover title : 'Australian Resources and Environmental Assessment (AREA) Model. A study by the Department of Science and the Environment in consultation with Commonwealth departments and agencies.' Scan of published version deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Accounting
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008 01:07
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 05:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: world model; World-Australia model; Australia; New Zealand; trade; food; energy; minerals
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140303 Economic Models and Forecasting
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3867

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