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The environmental impact of economic activity and devolved economic policy in a regional context: an environmental input-output model of Scotland

McGregor, P.G. and McNicoll, I.H. and Swales, J.K. and Yin, Y. (2003) The environmental impact of economic activity and devolved economic policy in a regional context: an environmental input-output model of Scotland. In: Insumo-Producto Regional Y Otras Aplicaciones (Regional Input-Output Applications). Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico and Universidad de Guadalajara. ISBN 9703101941

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Abstract

It is often claimed that there is a trade-off between economic goals and the quality of the environment. For this reason, an environmental input-output optimization model with multiple objectives is formulated. The criteria are the minimization of factor costs to produce the Gross National Product and the minimization of net pollution for a given level of final demand. This chapter examines the environmental impact of economic activity and devolved economic policy in a regional context producing an environmental input-output model for Scotland.