Zerlegung kumulierter Energieaufwendungen als Instrument der umweltorientierten Verflechtungsanalyse. (Decomposition of Total Energy Requirements as a Tool for an Environmentally Oriented Analysis of Economic Interdependencies. With English summary.)

In: Jahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik, Jg. 217 (1998), S. 273-291
ISSN: 00214027
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
For an analysis of economic interdependencies in an environmental focus a condensation of the information contained in Input-Output tables is desirable, yet without loss of the quantitative dimension. For the case of total energy requirements an approach is presented, which allows a decomposition of total energy requirements by production layers and (final) energy consuming sectors. Therefore, a mixed monetary-energetic Input-Output model and a partitioning procedure are used. Furthermore, the elimination of diagonal elements in Input-Output tables is shown to have no impact on the calculated total energy requirements but to reduce substantially the complexity of the decomposition.