Entropy maximization and input–output analysis

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Esteban Fernandez-Vazquez

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Wilson’s original introduction of the concept of entropy to the modelling of input–output and commodity flow systems provided a more flexible alternative to the prevailing state of the art. Following a brief review of prior approaches, the modified Wilson approach is presented and illustrated with an application to Korea. Thereafter, recent developments in entropy econometrics are explored to return to some of the initial concerns, namely the estimation and updating of input–output systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-285
Number of pages14
JournalInterdisciplinary Science Reviews
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2019


  • Input-output
  • entropy maximization
  • nonlinear coefficients
  • updating coefficients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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