This interesting week started with a school day about “Maximum Entropy and Input-Output Analysis”. In this course, we learned about different methods that can be used to solve Input-Output data related challenges. The week continued with sessions about methodological developments, practical applications and data handling. Some of the sessions that we attended focused one consumption based accounting, linking micro-data from consumption surveys and IO models, the role of Input-Output to assess environmental policy needs, Input-Output modelling at a city level, amongst others.
Getting to talk with researches from all over the world and to know which fields of Input and Output are being developed is valuable to identify possible collaborations between research groups and universities. The feedback received about the project is useful and has shed light over possible pathways we can follow.