The International Input-Output Association (IIOA) is a non-profit, scientific organisation founded in 1988. The IIOA today is a thriving, growing and influential organisation with over 630 members spanning 59 countries.

The objective of the IIOA is the advancement of knowledge in the field of Input-Output data compilation and analysis, including improvements in basic data, theoretical insights and modelling, and applications - traditional and novel - of Input-Output techniques. The IIOA delivers its core objectives by supporting young scholars, widening the awareness of the organisation, providing exchange of experience through our global annual IIOA Conference.

The global IIOA community brings together both producers (e.g. national statistical offices) of the statistics needed and the wide range of users, analysts and policy makers to advance knowledge on energy, environment, international trade, financial flows, price and general equilibrium analysis, ecological sustainability and well-being.

We welcome you to browse through the IIOA webpages, contact one of our Council Members, and to attend our annual conferences to learn more of the IIOA and its activities.

We also encourage you to become a Member of the IIOA by registering here.


Job Vacancy, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Seville

Deadline: 31 Aug 2022, 23h59 (Brussels time)
JRC: Recruitment of grantholder, trainees, graduate trainees & auxiliary contract staff
Title: Economic Analyst

The TERM CGE Modelling course, 26-30 September 2022, Vienna

The Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) offers an intensive one-week course introducing participants to the equations and data structure of TERM, a multiregional CGE model. It will be hosted by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna. The theory of TERM and introductory computer exercises are worked through using TERM-USA, an implementation of TERM for USA. Group projects will use EuroTERM, an implementation of TERM for Europe. The course provides participants with extensive hands-on experience with the GEMPACK software used to solve CGE models.

Find out more and apply here:

Leontief Memorial Prize 2021: Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers for the 2021 Leontief Memorial Prize is now open!

The Leontief Memorial Prize is an award for the best paper presented at an International Input-Output Conference by author(s) all under 40 years of age. The Prize was first awarded in the year 2000 and the most recent winner was Matteo Vincenzo Rocco at the 2019 conference in Glasgow, UK. There will be a 2021 competition despite this being a year with no International Input-Output Conference.

Please submit a completed manuscript on a topic in the field of Input-Output Analysis before November 12th 2021.

Manuscripts should follow this structure: title, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, appendices (as appropriate) and be a Word, rich text format (RTF), open document format or PDF file.

Papers must be submitted via the online submission system COPASS.

All (co-)authors of the paper submitted for the competition must have been under 40 years old on 1st January 2021.

The Prize winner will be determined by a jury consisting of:

  • the Chair of the Jury
  • the President of the International Input-Output Association
  • the Vice-Presidents of the International Input-Output Association
  • one of the Editors of Economics Systems Research - the Journal of the Association

The winner of the Prize will be awarded a certificate and prize money of US$1,000.

The winning paper will be automatically considered for publication in Economics Systems Research.

For the 2021 prize, the winning paper will be presented in an IIOA webinar in early 2022.

The winning paper will be announced on December 17th 2021.

Dr Anne Owen

Chair of Jury for the 2021 Leontief Memorial Prize

Sir Richard Stone Prize for the ESR publications in 2019 and 2020
(Faye Duchin)

Sir Richard Stone Prize is awarded every other year for the best paper(s) that was submitted and accepted for publication in IIOA's journal Economic Systems Research in the two consecutive volumes. The prize is donated by Francis & Taylor, the Publisher of the journal. (See Fellows and Prizes for the list of past awardees.)
This year, the jury has selected the following two papers as the best of the papers published in ESR in 2019 and 2020 to share the Richard Stone Prize. Congratulations!!
As one member of the jury put it, "I think that is important to show that the two different directions of research are important for the future of IO," and I think that sums it up well.  We had fruitful exchanges in reaching our conclusion.

Schumacher, Dieter (2019). “The integration of international financial markets: an attempt to quantify contagion in an input–output-type analysis,” ESR, 31:3: 345-360.

Södersten, Carl-Johan H. & Manfred Lenzen (2020). “A supply-use approach to capital endogenization in input–output analysis,” ESR, 32:4: 451-475.

Messages from awardees

Dieter Schumacher
Honorary Fellow of DIW Berlin - German Institute for Economic Research, Germany
Honorary Professor, Europe University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

It is a great pleasure for me and an honour to receive the Sir Richard Stone Prize. The awarded paper is an attempt to quantify contagion of financial crises by taking international capital linkages into account. In an input-output-type analysis, the effects of a credit default in a country are traced back to those countries from which the saving funds originated. The first reference in the paper is to Richard Stone who in 1966 outlined a comprehensive system of social accounts integrating input-output and a matrix of financial liabilities and assets broken down by sectors in a closed economy. The paper heavily draws on the knowledge accumulated in DIW Berlin in input-output analysis in terms of methodology as well as data collection and data processing. My special thanks are due to Dietmar Edler, Mechthild Schrooten, Marius Clemens and Hella Steinke as well as, for helpful comments and suggestions, to Jürgen Blazejczak, Axel Jochem, Reiner Stäglin, and last but not least, to an anonymous referee of this Journal and the editors. The prize is an encouragement to continue research as outlined in the paper.

Carl Södersten, Ph.D
SINTEF, Norway

We are honoured to receive the Sir Richard Stone award. This paper addresses an important and often overlooked issue in input-output analysis, namely the treatment of capital goods. Here, we provide a novel approach to the endogenization of capital into the IO system using a supply-use framework. Writing this paper was quite a journey, both academically and geographically. The conceptual idea emerged during fruitful brainstorming sessions on the rooftop terrace of the School of Physics in sunny Sydney at the end of 2017. The mathematical derivations were performed during a lengthier layover in Bangkok and subsequently tested numerically a stone's throw away from the arctic circle in Norway. The results were presented at the 2018 IIOA conference in Brazil and the paper was formally submitted in September 2018. Getting it accepted nearly two years later was hence a great satisfaction, and receiving this award further vindicates the efforts that were put into its development. We would like to thank Prof. Michael Lahr as well as several anonymous reviewers for helpful feedback during the long but enlightening reviewing process. I also wish to thank my co-author Manfred Lenzen for his help and perseverance in bringing this paper to completion.

Jury member of Sir Richard Stone Prize, 2019-20

Faye Duchin (Chair)
Maria Alvarez
Xikang Chen
Xuemei Jiang
Yafei Wang

*See the latest issue of the IIOA Newsletter for the review summaries and selection procedure.

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