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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Economic Systems Research

For a Special Issue on
Integrated Assessment Models and Input-Output Analysis

Manuscript deadline
31 March 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Arunima Malik, The University of Sydney
[email protected]

Prof. Roberto Schaeffer, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
[email protected]

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Integrated Assessment Models and Input-Output Analysis


The IPCC uses Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) as their core analytical capability for assessing future scenarios and mitigation strategies. Many IAMs incorporate Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) and Input-Output (IO) models. IAMs stand at the intersection of economics and industrial ecology. A very recent hot topic is the question of whether and to what extent degrowth has to play a role in achieving the 1.5 degrees target. The rationale here is that affluence is the main driver of greenhouse gas emissions (a finding supported by IO analysis), and hence should be considered as a mitigation lever. Of course, growth and therefore degrowth, are topics central to IO analysis. The Special Issue will therefore also have a special focus on degrowth.

In the political area, emerging technologies are seen as the saviours of the planet. The US Climate envoy, John Kerry, states: “[People] don’t have to give up a quality of life to achieve some of the things that we know we have to achieve…50% of the reductions we have to make to get to net zero are going to come from technologies that we don’t yet have”.  The rationale for this statement is unclear. It has been previously shown that the feasibility risks are high in quick deployment of renewable energy technologies, whilst degrowth scenarios minimise key feasibility-related risks.

For this special issue, we welcome research from all aspects of IAMs and IO analysis, with some component of inter-industry content required for inclusion in Economic Systems Research.

Submission Instructions

Queries and submission process

Please contact the guest editors:

Arunima Malik – [email protected]

Roberto Schaeffer - [email protected]

Deadline for submissions

Submissions will be accepted until 31 March 2022, however early submissions are encouraged. Early submissions will be added to the webpage of ESR, following peer-review. Hence, if you submit early, your article will not be held up waiting for other articles.

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