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On the financial balance of input–output constructs: revisiting an axiomatic evaluation

Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Richard Wood and Anders Hammer Strømman

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Cite this document: Majeau-Bettez, G., Wood, R. & Strømman, A. H. (2016). On the financial balance of input–output constructs: revisiting an axiomatic evaluation. Economic Systems Research, 28(3), p. 333-343. doi:10.1080/09535314.2016.1166098
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Financial balance is fundamental to input–output (IO) analysis, and consequently the respect of this balance is one of the dominant criteria in evaluating IO constructs. Kop Jansen, and ten Raa [(1990) The Choice of Model in the Construction of Input–Output Coefficients Matrices. International Economic Review 31, 213] proved that the byproduct-technology construct (BTC) and the industry-technology construct (ITC) do not generally conserve financial balance. In contrast, Majeau-Bettez et al. [(2016) When do Allocations and Constructs Respect Material, Energy, Financial, and Production Balances in LCA and EEIO? Journal of Industrial Ecology 20, 67–84] demonstrated that the BTC necessarily respects financial balance and that the ITC is always financially balanced when applied to data recorded in monetary units. The present article resolves this paradox.

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Coproduction, Allocation, Constructs, Life-cycle assessment, Financial balance

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Subjects: 1600 Génie industriel > 1600 Génie industriel
Department: Département de génie chimique
Research Center: CIRAIG - Centre international de référence sur le cycle de vie des produits, procédés et services
Funders: Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Chaire Internationale sur le Cycle de Vie
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2444/
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Journal Title: Economic Systems Research (vol. 28, no. 3)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09535314.2016.1166098


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