Construction of an Extended Environmental and Economic Social Accounting Matrix from a Practitioner’s Perspective

Author
Onil Banerjee, Martin Cicowiez, Renato Vargas, Mark Horridge
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS)
Abstract
In 2014, the United Nations published the first International Standard for environmental economic statistics, known as the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA).. As more countries adopt and implement the SEEA, the availability of consistent environmental and economic information increases the need for analytical tools that can use this data to respond to policy relevant questions. In this paper, we present a workflow to develop an environmentally extended social accounting matrix, which can serve as the basic database for the development of environmentally-extended computable general equilibrium models. To illustrate, and given its comprehensive implementation of the SEEA, we apply this workflow to the Guatemalan case and the Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling (IEEM) Platform.
Topic
Economics, United Nations, Basic Data, Accountability, Economic Policy, Statistics
Political Geography
South America, Latin America, Central America, Guatemala, Global Focus