RAIL, TRUCK, OR SMALL CAR--WHICH IS THE ENERGY SAVER?

A multiregional, multi-industry forecasting model is designed to make long-run regional forecasts under reasonable assumptions and to evaluate impacts of alternative government decisions. Essentially, forecasts are first made assuming no exogenous changes in governmental spending; then forecasts are made with a set of predetermined changes. A comparison of the sets of forecasts shows the economic impact of the governmental decisions. One of the major advantages of this model over the typical impact model is that regional demand and supply are interrelated. Application of this model to energy use shows that energy conservation efforts should stress conversion to smaller autos rather than future modal switches from truck to rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Graduate School of Business
    Bloomington, Indiana  United States  47405
  • Authors:
    • Harris Jr, C C
    • Hille, S J
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 57-64
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM