Impact of Economic Growth on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions—Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) Multiplier Analysis

  • Barun Deb Pal
  • Vijay P. Ojha
  • Sanjib Pohit
  • Joyashree Roy
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


In general, direct pollution effect is only a small part of the total effect of pollution when production/consumption activities take place in an economy. To estimate the same, we have to undertake multiplier analysis. In this chapter, we have followed the social accounting matrix (SAM) multiplier method to estimate empirically the multiplier impact of economic activity on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in India. To be specific, this chapter explains the linkage of output growth with energy demand and GHG emissions. Finally, the issue of green employment opportunity has been analyzed with the help of SAM multiplier.


SAM multiplier Pollution Energy intensity Economic growth Employment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barun Deb Pal
    • 1
  • Vijay P. Ojha
    • 2
  • Sanjib Pohit
    • 3
  • Joyashree Roy
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Economic Studies and PolicyInstitute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)BangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Management TechnologyGhaziabadIndia
  3. 3.CSIR–National Institute for Science Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS)New DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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