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Attribution of changes in the generalized Fisher index with application to embodied emission studies

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  • Su, Bin
  • Ang, B.W.

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The Fisher index and its extensions have been used in multiplicative decomposition analysis applied to energy and emissions. In this study, we extend the concept of “additive decomposition of the Fisher index” in the national accounts and propose an attribution analysis of the generalized Fisher index in the context of structural decomposition analysis (SDA). The proposed attribution analysis allows changes of an aggregate index derived through the application of the generalized Fisher index decomposition in SDA to be attributed to give the contributions of the individual components at a finer level. Using the proposed approach, we attribute changes in the carbon emissions embodied in China's exports and show that valuable information at the industry sector level is revealed.

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  • Su, Bin & Ang, B.W., 2014. "Attribution of changes in the generalized Fisher index with application to embodied emission studies," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 778-786.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:69:y:2014:i:c:p:778-786
    DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.03.074
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    Keywords

    Index numbers; Generalized Fisher index; Index decomposition analysis; Structural decomposition analysis; Input–output analysis; Emissions embodied in trade;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • P28 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Natural Resources; Environment
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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