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La matriz de contabilidad nacional: Un método alternativo de presentación de las cuentas nacionales


  • Melchor Fernandez

    () (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

  • Casiano Manrique de Lara

    (Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria)


This article shows how a national accounting matrix (NAM) for the spanish economy can be elaborated using the economic accounts published by the National Institute of Statistics in Spain. The NAM can be described as an alternative method of presentation of the national accounts that allows to show their coherence and consistency. This paper illustrates, with different examples, how the NAM can be disaggregated to show the main economic transactions with a greater detail, what allows different levels of analysis. The NAM could also be used as the basis for the adjustment or updating of a complete Social Accounting Matrix (SAM). The methodology used in the work follows the indications contained in the Handbook on Social Accounting Matrices and Labor Accounts, prepared by the Leadership group (LEG) on Social Accounting Matrices under the co-ordination of Statistics Netherlands.

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  • Melchor Fernandez & Casiano Manrique de Lara, 2004. "La matriz de contabilidad nacional: Un método alternativo de presentación de las cuentas nacionales," Documentos de trabajo - Analise Economica 0030, IDEGA - Instituto Universitario de Estudios e Desenvolvemento de Galicia.
  • Handle: RePEc:edg:anecon:0030

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    1. Blanchard, Olivier & Jimeno, Juan F, 1995. "Structural Unemployment: Spain versus Portugal," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 85(2), pages 212-218, May.
    2. Roberto Bande & Melchor Fernández & Victor Montuenga, 2001. "Disparidades regionales en la tasa de paro: El papel del mecanismo de determinación salarial," Documentos de trabajo - Analise Economica 0018, IDEGA - Instituto Universitario de Estudios e Desenvolvemento de Galicia.
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    1. Xavier Labandeira & Miguel Rodriguez, 2004. "The Effects of a Sudden CO2 reduction in Spain," Others 0412001, EconWPA.
    2. Miguel Rodríguez & Xavier Labandeira, 2007. "Wide and Narrow Approaches in Climate Change Policies: The Case of Spain," Working Papers 2007-39, FEDEA.

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    National accounts; national accounting matrix; social accounting matrix;

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