Doctoral Dissertations

The development of a coal material flow analysis, indicators, and models to facilitate the creation of public policy


"The primary incentive for this study was a lack of integrative tools for policymakers to use to assemble a complete picture of coal's effect on the economy, environment, and society. The goals of this dissertation are to modify and update a Material Flow Account created in the 1990s; to create a tools set that includes indicators, models, and a method of prioritization that the public, industry, and government can use to make sound policy decisions; and to show the big picture of coal. The last part of this dissertation identifies and demonstrates a tool that would allow scenarios to be played out regarding public policy decisions and their effects on the coal industry, the economy, environemt, and society"--Abstract, page iii.


Mining Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mining Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004


xiii, 157 pages; CD-ROM

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156).

Geographic Coverage

United States


© 2004 Joel Richard Warneke, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Policy sciences -- Decision making -- United States
Materials management

Thesis Number

T 8630

Print OCLC #


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