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Financial social accounting matrix: concepts, constructions and theoretical framework


  • Wong, Kai Seng Kelly
  • M., Azali
  • Lee, Chin


A Social Accounting Matrix (hereafter, SAM) is a particular tool to represent that whole economic activities incomes and expenditures flows accounts through a socio-economic system, which captures the transactions and transfers between all economic agents and institutions in the system. During the last two decades, the financial market are well developed and significantly impacts the economic growth, it will be more worthy to move from a real SAM to a Financial SAM, containing the details of the financial institutions and transaction of agents’ assets and liabilities. Therefore, this paper will discuss the outlines and constructions framework for the aggregate Financial SAM. The understanding of the structure of Financial SAM can be a database for a financial Computed General Equilibrium (CGE) model and can be used to analyze the behavior of national’s public debt.

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  • Wong, Kai Seng Kelly & M., Azali & Lee, Chin, 2009. "Financial social accounting matrix: concepts, constructions and theoretical framework," MPRA Paper 14641, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14641

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    1. Keuning, Steven J & de Ruijter, Willem A, 1988. "Guidelines to the Construction of a Social Accounting Matrix," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 34(1), pages 71-100, March.
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    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • G29 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Other

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