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  • Asheim , Geir B.

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    (Dept. of Economics, University of Oslo)

  • Wei , Taoyuan

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    (Dept. of Economics, University of Oslo)

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What is the income of each sector of an economy? E.g., in the case of a country endowed with petroleum resources, what is the income of its petroleum sector? Here we present a definition of sectoral income, which is compatible with an important line of theoretical literature on comprehensive national accounting. We do so first by splitting national income into individual income and then defining sectoral income by considering the contributions to individual income that the sectors give rise to.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 23/2007.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 23 Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2007_023

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Keywords: Sectoral income; comprehensive national accounting;

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  1. Bram Edens, 2013. "Depletion: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 54(3), pages 419-441, March.
  2. Geir Asheim, 2013. "A Distributional Argument for Supply-Side Climate Policies," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 56(2), pages 239-254, October.
  3. Mohajan, Haradhan, 2011. "The Real Net National Product in Sustainable Development," MPRA Paper 50675, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Apr 2011.
  4. Taoyuan Wei, 2012. "Capital Gains and Income Arising from Nonrenewable Resources," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 52(2), pages 293-300, June.
  5. Wei, Taoyuan, 2013. "Comparing approaches to valuing sectoral net investments," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 316-328.

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