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Material Flows Accounting: A Biophysical Approach to Macroeconomic Sustainability


  • Valeria Andreoni



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  • Valeria Andreoni, 2010. "Material Flows Accounting: A Biophysical Approach to Macroeconomic Sustainability," Transition Studies Review, Springer;Central Eastern European University Network (CEEUN), vol. 17(1), pages 217-228, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:trstrv:v:17:y:2010:i:1:p:217-228 DOI: 10.1007/s11300-010-0133-7

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    Material flows accounting; Macroeconomic sustainability; Social metabolism; Biophysical approach; Sustainability indicator; O11; Q01; Q56;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • 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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