Development, updating of input-output tables and the subsequent use for the simulation of economic policies

 

With the algorithm developed by AYeconomics and its collaborators (PATH-RAS), input-output matrices can be updated using basic macroeconomic data (production, added value and final demand), which can therefore be obtained from the national accounting of all the countries. In addition, AYeconomics and its collaborators keep researching in the development of new algorithms that can provide quality data and simulation for those countries with difficulties to get data; they are is the final stage of developing an algorithm that allows the regionalization of input-output matrices under limit information.


 

Regional economy and planning

 

The software developed by AYeconomics and their collaborators helps to evaluate socio-economic projects where the geographic dimension, the location of the population and their mobility are relevant variables for the solution of the problem. The software combines population, economic and social geographic information to elaborate maps and associated indicators that measure the accessibility (physical, social and economic) and territorial distribution (equity of access, maximum coverage). Therefore, introducing the objective function (equity of access, maximum coverage, etc.), it is possible to calculate the optimum location of hospitals, schools, pharmacies…. In addition, the implementation of this software allows to make decisions not only on the basis of current needs but also future needs since population projections may be also included. That is, it can not only be used to identify the current deficiencies of public services (diagnosis) but also to predict future needs.


 

Environmental and labour market

 

AYeconomics has extensively worked in labour market and environmental issues. The last projects developed were Demonstration of a re-use process of WEEE addressed to propose regulatory policies in accordance to EU law (ECORAEE) and Macroeconomic Impact of Gender Discrimination (IMAGEN).
In the ECORAEE project, we address a Cost-Benefit analysis to assess the convenience of re-use schemes versus recycling processes of PCs in Spain. For more information see the project web page.
In the IMAGEN project analyse in detail the different interactive dimensions of gender inequality such us: wages, occupation, employment, mobility, education, time uses and health, in particular, seeking to identify the interrelations between them. For more information see the project web page.