On Relationships Between Material Flow and Economic Development in an Economic–material Flow System.

Based on material flow (MF) theory, this paper proposes two kinds of relationships between MF and economic development in an economic–MF system. First, the relationship between MF input and economic output, weighed by the two indexes ‘MF economic efficiency (MF economic effect coefficient)’ and ‘MF input coefficient (MF consumption coefficient)’; and second, the relationship between MF input increment rate and economic output increment rate, weighed by the index ‘MF input elasticity coefficient’. Using a mathematical interpretation among the above three indexes, the authors propose the developing and changing patterns of the three indexes with demonstration analysis.

Main Author: Tian, Yuan.
Other Authors: Xu, Shoubo., Wang, Li., Chaudhry, Peggy E.
Language: English
Published: 2009
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