Physical and monetary input-output analysis: What makes the difference?

  title={Physical and monetary input-output analysis: What makes the difference?},
  author={Helga Weisz and Faye Duchin},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
A recent paper in which embodied land appropriation of exports was calculated using a physical input-output model (Ecological Economics 44 (2003) 137-151) initiated a discussion in this journal concerning the conceptual differences between input-output models using a coefficient matrix based on physical input-output tables (PIOTs) in a single unit of mass and input-output models using a coefficient matrix based on monetary input-output tables (MIOTs) extended by a coefficient vector of physical… Expand

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