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Societal Metabolism of Societies: The bifurcation between Spain and Ecuador

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  • Fander Falconí

    (FLACSO, Ecuador)

  • Jesús Ramos Martín

    (Departament d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Abstract

This paper presents an application of the Multiple-Scale Integrated Assessment of Societal Metabolism to the recent economic history of Ecuador and Spain. Understanding the relationship between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the throughput of matter and energy over time in modern societies is crucial for understanding the sustainability predicament as it is linked to economic growth. When considering the dynamics of economic development, Spain was able to take a different path than Ecuador thanks to the different characteristics of its energy budget and other key variables. This and other changes are described using economic and biophysical variables (both extensive and intensive referring to different hierarchical levels). The representation of these parallel changes (on different levels and describable only using different variables) can be kept in coherence by adopting the frame provided by MSIASM.

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Paper provided by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i Història Econòmica, Unitat d'Història Econòmica in its series UHE Working papers with number 2003_07.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:aub:uhewps:2003_07

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Keywords: MSIASM; Societal Metabolism; Development; Energy; Ecuador; Spain.;

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  1. Kaufmann, Robert K., 1992. "A biophysical analysis of the energy/real GDP ratio: implications for substitution and technical change," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 35-56, July.
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Cited by:
  1. Vallejo, Maria Cristina, 2010. "Biophysical structure of the Ecuadorian economy, foreign trade, and policy implications," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 159-169, December.

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