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Measuring the Contribution of the Bioeconomy: The Case of Colombia and Antioquia

Mauricio Alviar (), Andres Garcia-Suaza (), Laura Ramírez-Gómez () and Simón Villegas-Velásquez ()
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Laura Ramírez-Gómez: School of Economics and Management, Universidad EIA, Envigado 055428, Colombia
Simón Villegas-Velásquez: School of Economics and Management, Universidad EIA, Envigado 055428, Colombia

Sustainability, 2021, vol. 13, issue 4, 1-26

Abstract: This paper proposes a set of five indicators to monitor the bioeconomy in Colombia and Antioquia, one of the main regions of the country. The proposed indicators encompass the dimensions of sustainability and emphasize the role of knowledge and scientific research as driving forces of the bioeconomy strategies. To estimate the contribution of the bioeconomy to value added, employment, and greenhouse gas emissions, an input–output analysis is carried out. In addition, text mining analysis techniques are implemented to identify the research groups with an agenda related to bioeconomy fields. Our results reveal an important slot to foster the growth of a sustainable bioeconomy that enables local economies to achieve inclusive growth.

Keywords: knowledge-based bioeconomy; input-output analysis; sustainable development; bio-based industries; local strategies; Colombia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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