# Optimal environment-friendly economic restructuring: the United States–China cooperation case study

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## Abstract

This paper discusses a model for the restructuring of national economies for the purpose of achieving optimal growth under conditions of decreased energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The discussion combines input–output and factorial-decomposition models, and applies projected gradient and factor analysis to find the optimal structural changes that serve all three goals. A comparative analysis of the economies of the United States and China, including opportunities for cooperative restructuring, serves as a case study.

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Optimal economic growth Environmental protection Economic restructuring International cooperation## References

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