Kuznetsov Pobisk Georgievich, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, specialist in systems of management by objectives and planning, one of the founders of physical approach to economic systems, the last of the general designers of the Soviet Union
The article considers the use of thermodynamic methods in solving social and economic problems. In this case, it offers streaming energy model of the world economy. The notion of the generalized efficiency or coefficient of technology perfection is described. The article also overviews the prospects of application of the energy approach to the economy. The article was written in 1963, first published in 2002.
KEYWORDS: physical economy, economy as an open thermodynamic system, an elementary technological process, coefficient of technology perfection.
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