Social accounting for industrial and transition economies
Economy-wide models for analysis and policy
The construction and use of the social accounting matrix (SAM) for structural and policy analysis of industrial economies is a later development, and is the subject matter of the current volume. [...] The topics treated included the trade-off between growth and distribution, and effective state instruments to minimise this trade-off, régionalisation of the SAM, incorporation of spatial dimensions, simulation of the effects of demographic changes and ageing, and the analysis of intertemporal changes in SAMs, SAM multipliers and their decomposition.
The applications were extended to four Western European countries, namely theNetherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain.