Since the beginning of the 20th century, there has been a need for planning in development economics on issues such as improving the level of development of countries, using resources more effectively, increasing population with changing technology and transforming economies according to differentiated demand. Economic planning is one of the main elements that ensure development with measurable, reportable and verifiable indicators by using planning tools in accordance with the vision, strategy, goals and targets determined by the countries at the macro scale. At the same time, economic planning and economic programs are an important approach that enables rational decisions in the economy in a time perspective.
The book reveals the necessity of economic planning, its basic features, conceptual framework and economic planning techniques with examples. This book, where researchers, academicians, policy makers and decision makers, experts and students can access basic information about economic planning, was written by two academicians who are experts in their fields. In the book, industrial plans and the development of development plans since the first years of the Republic in Turkey are presented from a sectoral point of view. In addition, the Input-Output Method, which forms the core of the General Equilibrium Models in the economy, is also included in the planning techniques section in detail. In addition, decision-making tools in project evaluation, which is complementary to the Plan-Program-Project hierarchy, are presented in detail with examples.