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Environmental Effects of Production and Consumption Activities Within an Economy: the Aragon Case

Monica Flores-Garcia () and Alfredo Mainar

International Advances in Economic Research, 2009, vol. 15, issue 4, 437-455

Abstract: The goal of this research paper is to analyze the households’ environmental impact in a regional economy such as Aragon, focusing on water consumption, and water and atmosphere pollution. Our objective is to include not only the direct impact but also the indirect one that is generated by the production of goods and services in global and per capita. The framework of analysis is a SAMEA (Social Accounting Matrix and Environmental Accounts) built for Aragon in 1999. This SAMEA is composed by SAM (Social Accounting Matrix) and also the Water Accounts, the Water Pollution Accounts and the Atmosphere Emissions Accounts. For this reason, the SAMEA describes the relationship between the institutional activities and the environment. In order to obtain environmental impact of household activity in Aragon and to measure the individual responsibility, we are going to calculate indicators from the SAMEA model considering only households as exogenous account. The environmental effects are estimated for two water resources categories, for six water pollution categories and for six atmosphere emissions categories. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2009

Keywords: Per capita environmental impact; Atmospheric emissions; Water resource; SAMEA; C10; C67; D57; E20; P00; Q00; Q51; Q53; R10; R15; R30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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DOI: 10.1007/s11294-009-9229-4

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