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Handbook of Input-Output Economics in Industrial Ecology

Suh, Sangwon (Ed.)

2009, XXXV, 882 p.

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  • One-stop shop for Input-Output Analysis (IOA) for Industrial Ecology (IE)
  • Truly cross-disciplinary

"Handbook of Input-Output Economics in Industrial Ecology" covers an array of topics including the history of industrial ecology and input-output economics, material flow analysis, LCA, sustainable consumption, policy applications, energy and climate change, waste management, national accounts and statistics, and new developments in modeling and theory. Particularly, this handbook is designed to offer a comprehensive coverage on three major issues: (1) theory and method of key analytical tools and models; (2) fundamental accounting principles and compilation of basic data; and (3) practical applications of the tools and models at various scales. First, various analytical tools and modeling techniques that are of particular importance to industrial ecology applications are comprehensively treated in this handbook, which includes hybrid models for LCA, Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and energy analysis; physical and hybrid-unit IO models; Waste IO model; multi-regional IO models; dynamic IO model; thermodynamic analysis; linear programming and optimization techniques; graph theory and network analysis; use of scenarios; and Structural Decomposition Analysis (SDA). Second, basic accounting frameworks and compilation of required data for these analytical tools and models are shown, which covers e.g., the supply-use framework, resources accounts, time-use survey, Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs), compilation of environmental IO databases of Japan (3EID) and the U.S. (CEDA). Third, use of these data, tools and models for micro-, meso-, as well as macro-scale applications are presented throughout the chapters. Readers will also notice the difference in mode of writing in some chapters: for instance, some are written more as a practical and instructive guide (e.g., the step-by-step approaches for net energy analysis of Chapter 24) and some are done more as a theoretical contribution (e.g., the multistage process-based make-use system of Chapter 35).

"Handbook of Input-Output Economics in Industrial Ecology" can serve as a one-stop reference book for both industrial ecologists and input-output economists who are exploring the other discipline. This handbook would be particularly useful for those who study LCA, energy and climate change policy, environmental product policy and sustainable consumption.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » IOA - analysis - assessment - ecology - environmental policy - input-output - life cycle - material flow - production

Related subjects » Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Game Theory / Mathematical Methods - Pollution and Remediation - Production & Logistics

Table of contents 

PART I. Introduction.- 1. Industrial Ecology In the Age of Input-Output Analysis.- 2. Input-Output Economics and Material Flows.- 3. Industrial Ecology and Input-Output Economics: A Brief History.- PART II. Material Flow Analysis.- 4. Conceptual Foundations and Applications of Physical Input-Output Tables.- 5. Modelling Manufactured Capital Stocks and Material Flows Framework.- 6. An Input-Output Framework to Enhance Consistency in Hybrid Modeling.- 7. Physical Input-Output Analysis and Disposals to Nature.- 8. Accounting and Modelling Global Resource Use.- 9. Constructing Physical Input-Output Table with Material Flow Analysis (MFA) Data: Bottom-up Case Studies.- 10. Analysing the Economic Impacts of a Material Efficiency Strategy.- PART III. Life Cycle Assessment.- 11. A Comparison between Conventional LCA and Hybrid EIO-LCA: Analyzing Crystal Giftware Contribution to Global Warming Potential.- 12. Application of the Sequential Interindustry Model (SIM) to Life Cycle Assessment.- 13. Life-Cycle Assessment as a Management Tool: An Emphasis on Electricity Generation, Global Climate Change, and Sustainability.- 14. Methods in the Life Cycle Inventory of a Product.- PART IV. Sustainable Consumption.- 15. Principal Methodological Approaches to Studying Sustainable Consumption: Scenario Analysis, Ecological Footprints and Structural Decomposition Analysis.- 16. Global Environmental Impact of Dutch Private Consumption.- PART V. Policy Applications.- 17. A Hybrid IO Energy Model to Analyse CO2 Reduction Policies: A Case of Germany.- 18. Carbon Tax and Its Short-Term Effects in Italy: An Evaluation Through the Input-Output Model.- 19. Comparing the Environmental Effects of Production and Consumption in a Region.- 20. Prioritising within the Product-Oriented Environmental Policy – The Danish Perspectives.- 21. Input-Output Equations Embedded within Climate and Energy Policy AnalysisModels.- PART VI. Energy and Climate Change.- 22. Application of the IO Methodology to the Energy and Environmental Analysis of a Regional Context.- 23. Thermodynamic Input-Output Analysis of Economic and Ecological Systems.- 24. A Step-wise Guide for Energy Analysis: How to Calculate the Primary Energy Requirements for Households?- 25. Application of IO Energy Analysis to Study CO2 Emissions by the Portuguese Economy: The Case of Portugal.- 26. Models for National CO2 Accounting.- PART VII. Waste Management.- 27. Waste Input-Output Analysis, LCA and LCC.- 28. Economy-Waste-Environment Input-Output Model: Effects of Portuguese Production and Consumption.- 29. Environmental Household Accounts with Waste Discharge using the Waste Input-Output Table.- PART VIII. National Accounts, Statistics and Databases.- 30. SEEA-2003 and the Economic Relevance of Physical Flow Accounting at Industry and National Economy Level.- 31. Environmental Input-Output Database Building in Japan.- 32. Development of Sectoral Environmental Database for Input-Output Analysis: Comprehensive Environmental Data Archive of the U.S..- PART IX. Advances In Modelling and Theory.- 33. Ecological Input-Output Analysis of Material Flows in Industrial Systems.- 34. Modelling Sustainability of the Austrian Economy with Input-Output Analysis: Modelling Framework and Empirical Application.- 35. Multistage Process-Based Make-Use System.- 36. Input-Output Analysis and Linear Programming.- 37. Time Use and Sustainability: An Input-Output Approach in Mixed Units.- 38. The Application of Multi-Regional Input-Output Analysis to Industrial Ecology: Evaluating Trans-boundary Environmental Impacts.- Index.

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