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Method development in EEIOA – novel advances and best practices

Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis (EEIOA) has seen remarkable developments in recent years with an increasing number of publications and policy-relevant applications. Studies examining the impacts of international trade or new technologies, environmental footprint assessments, hybrid life-cycle assessments, compilation and testing of multi-region input-output (MRIO) databases or large-scale scenario analyses are just a few prominent examples. This progress was enabled by the development of novel input-output methods, new databases, innovative modifications and applications as well as new electronic resources, including online platforms for the exchange of knowledge, data or code.

This special thematic series published in the Journal of Economic Structures aims to summarize novel advances and best practices in the field of EEIOA. 

Edited by: Richard Wood and Thomas Wiedmann.

Published: 14th February 2019 

  1. Physical input–output tables (PIOTs) were first conceptualized in the 1990s but have not been widely adopted. However, with the increased emphasis on building a circular economy and understanding the resource ...

    Authors: Liz Wachs and Shweta Singh
    Citation: Journal of Economic Structures 2018 7:26
  2. After the publication of various multi-regional input–output (MRIO) databases over the past years and related environmental and socio-economic footprint analyses, the interest in these global value chain analy...

    Authors: Kirsten Svenja Wiebe, Eivind Lekve Bjelle, Johannes Többen and Richard Wood
    Citation: Journal of Economic Structures 2018 7:20
  3. Environmentally extended input–output analysis (EEIOA) can be applied to assess the economic and environmental implications of a transition towards a circular economy. In spite of the existence of several such...

    Authors: Glenn A. Aguilar-Hernandez, Carlos Pablo Sigüenza-Sanchez, Franco Donati, João F. D. Rodrigues and Arnold Tukker
    Citation: Journal of Economic Structures 2018 7:14
  4. Consistency with detailed national data is an important challenge when using multi-regional input–output (MRIO) tables for carbon footprint analysis at the national level. This article presents carbon footprin...

    Authors: Caroline Hambÿe, Bart Hertveldt and Bernhard Michel
    Citation: Journal of Economic Structures 2018 7:11