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Agri-Food And Bio-Based Analysis In The Spanish Economy Using A Key Sector Approach


  • Manuel Alejandro Cardenete
  • Pierre Boulanger
  • María Del Carmen Delgado
  • Emanuele Ferrari
  • Robert M'Barek


type="main"> The objective of this paper is to develop a coherent approach to describe the agri-food and other bio-based accounts in the European Union. The paper presents a case study of Spain based on a Social Accounting Matrix with a highly disaggregated agricultural account for the year 2000. The analysis of multipliers allows identifying backward and forward linkages, key sectors, and employment multipliers of the Spanish agri-food and other bio-based accounts. This analysis helps us to better understand the extended agri-food account's economic linkages. No primary agricultural account emerges as key for the Spanish economy, while the production of (renewable) energy appears the only key sector related to agri-food and other bio-based accounts. Livestock and related bio-based products present the highest backward linkages, that is, they have significant diffusion effects of activity to the whole economy.

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  • Manuel Alejandro Cardenete & Pierre Boulanger & María Del Carmen Delgado & Emanuele Ferrari & Robert M'Barek, 2014. "Agri-Food And Bio-Based Analysis In The Spanish Economy Using A Key Sector Approach," Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(2), pages 112-134, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revurb:v:26:y:2014:i:2:p:112-134

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    1. Patricia D. Fuentes-Saguar & Alfredo J. Mainar-Causapé & Emanuele Ferrari, 2017. "The Role of Bioeconomy Sectors and Natural Resources in EU Economies: A Social Accounting Matrix-Based Analysis Approach," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(12), pages 1-13, December.
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    3. Alfredo J. Mainar Causape & George Philippidis & Ana Isabel Sanjuán, 2017. "Analysis of structural patterns in highly disaggregated bioeconomy sectors by EU Member States using SAM/IO multipliers," JRC Working Papers JRC106676, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
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