Analysis of environmental impact arising from economic activities. Application in a regional economy


  • Mónica Flores Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Alfredo J. Mainar Universidad de Zaragoza



Aragonese economy, Atmospheric emissions, Environmental impacts, Water resource, SAMEA


The goal of this paper is to analyse the households’ environmental impact in a regional economy, including the household direct impact as well as the impact associated with the production of goods and services of the household demand. Moreover, per capita ecological impacts for each household category according to income level are obtained. We focus on water consumption, and water and atmospheric pollution. The framework is based on a regional SAMEA (Social Accounting Matrix and Environmental Accounts), and vertically integrated environmental indicators using the Leontief model. An application is carried out for the Aragon case.


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Author Biographies

Mónica Flores, Universidad de Zaragoza

Departamento de Economía y Dirección de Empresas

Alfredo J. Mainar, Universidad de Zaragoza

Departamento de Análisis Económico


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