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Building a Social Accounting Matrix for Ireland with specific detail in relation to energy and carbon dioxide emissions

Wiepke Wissema

This paper describes the construction of the Irish Social Accounting Matrix for the year 1998. Treatment of taxation, margins and import data is described in detail. The SAM is disaggregated to create seven separate energy industries and commodities using various data sources. Emissions data are made consistent with the SAM and are disaggregated by commodity and industry or agent.

Keywords: Social Accounting Matrix, Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounts.

JEL classification:Y1, Q4, Q5.

Last updated 28 August 2014 by IIIS (Email).