Aspects of a world model for Australian resources and environmental assessment

MacRae, Don and Mula, Joseph M. (1978) Aspects of a world model for Australian resources and environmental assessment. In: A Survey of Recent Developments in Economics 1978, 15 Feb 1978, Canberra, Australia.

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Four clearly defined objectives are stated as a guideline for the development of this exploratory work within government. The development of the World-Australia
model, which forms the core of the project, is based on a
world model developed by the Systems Analysis Research Unit
of the United Kingdom's Department of the Environment. A
description of the structure and economic basis of this model is given, the model currently having three strata or regions. The linking of Australia with the world is conceptually outlined based on extensions of the bias matrix principle to cover both trade in commodities and migration. Another approach of modelling these international links is described. The paper concludes with a discussion of incorporation into the model of anticipated structural change and some possible applications of the model to the analysis of problems in the areas of pollution abatement costs, ecological concerns, climatic change, land and water, energy and food.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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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 01:27
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 04:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: world model; World-Australia model; Australian; resources; environment; environmental assessment; trade; migration
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

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