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A decomposition of CO2 production emissions in the Andalusian economy


  • M. Alejandro Cardenete

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla)

  • P. Fuentes-Saguar

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla)

  • C. Polo

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)


The aim of this paper is to analyze the energy sector in Andalusia, a Spanish region, and its importance from the viewpoint of final energy consumption, trying to determine which demands are the most costly to satisfy in terms of emissions of pollutants to the atmosphere. To do this, we apply an additive multiplier decomposition methodology to the Andalusian Social Accounting Matrix for the year 1995. The method implemented allow us disaggregate the Andalusian energy sector’s revenue-generating process into different effects depending on the source of the demand. To gain a better understanding of the behaviours of the different branches of the economy, we divide Andalusian productive activities into two groups, which we call subsystems (energy subsystem and complementary subsystem). We then apply the multiplier decomposition methodology to each one separately. This way, we can identify the influence that the final demand of each of these groups has on income generation and energy sector emissions in the Andalusian economy. The information obtained from this exercise allow know which sectors are the final main responsible of the emissions, and confirm that Construction and some branches of the services sector are the most costly in terms of CO2 emissions.

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  • M. Alejandro Cardenete & P. Fuentes-Saguar & C. Polo, 2010. "A decomposition of CO2 production emissions in the Andalusian economy," Working Papers 10.14, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:10.14

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    Social Accounting Matrices; Regional Accounts; Input-Output Tables; Energy SAM Multipliers; CO2 emissions.;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies

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