Constructing a Database for Economic Modelling from the System of National Accounts: A Social Accounting Matrix for Portugal

76 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2006

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Susana Santos

Universidade de Lisboa - ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management), UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics), REM (Research in Economics and Mathematics) & DE (Department of Economics); Universidade de Lisboa - ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management), UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics), REM (Research in Economics and Mathematics) & DE (Department of Economics)

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

Based on the country's National Accounts, an aggregate Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) will be constructed for the Portuguese economy. The full consonance between the two will be demonstrated by identifying both the items and balances of the various internal accounts of the System of National Accounts in the constructed SAM. The balance of the government budget and the balance of payments will also be identified.

Blocks of sub-matrices with common characteristics will be identified and described in terms of the national accounting transactions that are included in each of them.

The SAM will be shown as a complete account of the circular flow in the economy and possible disaggregations will be explored in order to construct a database for economic modelling. From the Pilot-SAM for Portugal, the focus on households and employment will be specified in order to construct a database for a SAM-based CGE model with the aim of studying income distribution in Portugal.

Keywords: Accounting Matrix, National Accounts, Economic Modelling

JEL Classification: C82, E61, C68

Suggested Citation

Santos, Susana and Santos, Susana, Constructing a Database for Economic Modelling from the System of National Accounts: A Social Accounting Matrix for Portugal (May 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=916089 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.916089

Susana Santos (Contact Author)

Universidade de Lisboa - ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management), UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics), REM (Research in Economics and Mathematics) & DE (Department of Economics) ( email )

Rua Miguel Lupi, 20
Lisboa, 1249-078
Portugal

HOME PAGE: https://www.iseg.ulisboa.pt/aquila/homepage/ssantos?locale=en

Universidade de Lisboa - ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management), UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics), REM (Research in Economics and Mathematics) & DE (Department of Economics) ( email )

Rua Miguel Lupi, 20
Lisboa, 1240-078
Portugal
+351 21 392 59 53 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http:////www.iseg.ulisboa.pt/aquila/homepage/f645

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