Strategic Global Significance of China and Brazil's Coke and Steel Supply Chains
- Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
China is now the largest producer of coal, coke, and steel in the world. Polenske will trace the supply chains for these important commodities and examine factors that are affecting their prices and use. In addition, she will examine the causes of the recent climb in energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product) in China, which declined by a significant 67% from 1978 to 2000.