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If you'd like to stay informed with the latest news and articles from The Journal of Industrial Ecology via e-mail alerts, or if you would like information about our subscription rates, please visit us online at: Summary This article describes the integration of life-cycle assessment methods with a new input-output model of the world economy to analyze the(More)
This paper evaluates the role of trade as mechanism of economic adjustment to the impacts of climate change on agriculture. The study uses a model of the world economy able to reflect changes in comparative advantage; the model is used to test the hypotheses that trade can assure that, first, satisfying global agricultural demand will not be jeopardized,(More)
This paper describes the World Trade Model, a linear program that determines world prices, scarcity rents, and international trade flows based on comparative advantage in a world economy with m regions, n goods, and k factors. Major properties of the model are demonstrated, including the sources of the gains from trade for the world as a whole and for(More)
In the early 21st century the extensive clearing of forestland, fresh water scarcity, and sharp rises in the price of food have become causes for concern. These concerns may be substantially exacerbated over the next few decades by the need to provide improved diets for a growing global population. This study applies an inter-regional input-output model of(More)
In the introduction to the special theme of the last issue of SCED, various approaches to structural and dynamic analysis were discussed, and responses to changes in parameters or exogenous variables were investigated. In that issue the emphasis was on the theoretical analysis of the dynamics of economic systems. One of the main sources of change at the(More)