Title: Social Accounting Matrices: basic aspects and main steps for estimation
Authors: MAINAR CAUSAPÉ ALFREDOFERRARI EMANUELEMCDONALD SCOTT
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC112075
ISBN: 978-92-79-89846-4 (online),978-92-76-11215-0 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29297 EN
OP KJ-NA-29297-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-29297-EN-C (print)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC112075
DOI: 10.2760/010600
10.2760/72765
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: A Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) is a comprehensive and economy-wide database recording data about all transactions between economic agents in a specific economy for a specific period of time. A SAM extends the classical Input-Output framework, including the complete circular flow of income in the economy. SAMs interest is twofold: they are the standard database for most whole economy modellers as they provide data for economic modelling (multi-sectorial linear models or the more complex Computable General Equilibrium –CGE- Models) and they show a complete but intuitive snapshot of the economy at hand. This report introduces the concept of a Social Accounting Matrix, describes its structure in detail and shows the basics in the elaboration of a SAM, indicating some extensions and modifications.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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