Quotation Ye, Quanliang, Bruckner, Martin, Wang, Ranran, Schyns, Joep F, Zhuo, La, Yang, Lan, Su, Han, Krol, Maarten S. 2022. A hybrid multi-regional input-output model of China: Integrating the physical agricultural biomass and food system into the monetary supply chain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 177




Lacking systematic supply-use information of agricultural biomass and food products within China makes the existing provincial environmental pressure assessments (e.g., water consumption) either not detailed enough (e.g., by the input-output table-based approach) or not comprehensive enough (e.g., by the process-based approach). This study develops a symmetric inter-provincial multi-regional input-output (MRIO) model that hybridizes the physical food and agricultural biomass system with the monetary supply chain of China. First, we construct the inter-provincial supply, use, and input-output tables in physical units of 84 agriculture, food and forestry products. These physical supply/use/MRIO tables systematically capture agri-food product flows, at an unprecedented level of product detail, along domestic supply chains within China. Then we integrate the physical MRIO table of agri-food products into the monetary all-sector MRIO table to construct a symmetric hybrid MRIO table of China. The application of our hybrid MRIO model to the case of provincial blue water footprint assessments reveals that the hybrid model enhances both the monetary MRIO table-based approach and the process-based approach from different aspects. For instance, the hybrid MRIO model can reduce the uncertainty of monetary MRIO modeling due to the aggregation of products with different environmental properties into homogeneous sectors. Lastly, uncertainty analysis is implemented to quantify the main sources of uncertainties, and understand the reliability of our new hybrid MRIO model for future sustainable development design.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title A hybrid multi-regional input-output model of China: Integrating the physical agricultural biomass and food system into the monetary supply chain
Volume 177
Year 2022
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344921005905
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105981
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105981


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Bruckner, Martin (Details)
Krol, Maarten S (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Schyns, Joep F (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Su, Han (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Wang, Ranran (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Yang, Lan (Fudan University, China)
Ye, Quanliang (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Zhuo, La (Northwest A&F University, China)
Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2944 Human ecology (Details)
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
4119 Regenerable raw materials (Details)
4907 Interdisciplinary agricultural and forestry science (Details)
4924 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5353 Environmental economics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5914 Environmental research (Details)
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