Handbook of Input-Output Economics in Industrial Ecology

  • Sangwon Suh

Part of the Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science book series (ECOE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Introduction

  3. Material Flow Analysis

    1. Erik Dietzenbacher, Stefan Giljum, Klaus Hubacek, Sangwon Suh
      Pages 123-137
    2. Stefan Giljum, Friedrich Hinterberger, Christian Lutz, Bernd Meyer
      Pages 139-160
    3. Ottilia De Marco, Giovanni Lagioia, Vera Amicarelli, Antonella Sgaramella
      Pages 161-187
  4. Life Cycle Assessment

  5. Sustainable Consumption

  6. Policy Applications

    1. Stefan Vögele, Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs, Peter Markewitz
      Pages 337-356
    2. Ignazio Mongelli, Giuseppe Tassielli, Bruno Notarnicola
      Pages 357-377

About this book


"Handbook of Input-Output Economics in Industrial Ecology" covers an array of topics including the history of industrial ecology and input-output economics, material flow analysis, LCA, sustainable consumption, policy applications, energy and climate change, waste management, national accounts and statistics, and new developments in modeling and theory. Particularly, this handbook is designed to offer a comprehensive coverage on three major issues: (1) theory and method of key analytical tools and models; (2) fundamental accounting principles and compilation of basic data; and (3) practical applications of the tools and models at various scales. First, various analytical tools and modeling techniques that are of particular importance to industrial ecology applications are comprehensively treated in this handbook, which includes hybrid models for LCA, Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and energy analysis; physical and hybrid-unit IO models; Waste IO model; multi-regional IO models; dynamic IO model; thermodynamic analysis; linear programming and optimization techniques; graph theory and network analysis; use of scenarios; and Structural Decomposition Analysis (SDA). Second, basic accounting frameworks and compilation of required data for these analytical tools and models are shown, which covers e.g., the supply-use framework, resources accounts, time-use survey, Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs), compilation of environmental IO databases of Japan (3EID) and the U.S. (CEDA). Third, use of these data, tools and models for micro-, meso-, as well as macro-scale applications are presented throughout the chapters. Readers will also notice the difference in mode of writing in some chapters: for instance, some are written more as a practical and instructive guide (e.g., the step-by-step approaches for net energy analysis of Chapter 24) and some are done more as a theoretical contribution (e.g., the multistage process-based make-use system of Chapter 35).

"Handbook of Input-Output Economics in Industrial Ecology" can serve as a one-stop reference book for both industrial ecologists and input-output economists who are exploring the other discipline. This handbook would be particularly useful for those who study LCA, energy and climate change policy, environmental product policy and sustainable consumption.


IOA analysis assessment ecology environmental policy input-output life cycle material flow production

Editors and affiliations

  • Sangwon Suh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaSaint PaulUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5737-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4083-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5737-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6970
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