Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1973

Abstract

This report presents the basic results of an analysis of interrelationships of economic change and environmental impacts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The analytical method employed is an input-output model augmented to include environmental factors that are a part of the economic production process. Detailed information is presented on total dollar sales, purchases, exports and imports for 78 economic sectors and levels of use and/or output of 16 environmental factors. Direct and indirect effects on the environment of each sector's level of production are estimated, Trade-offs between economic factors and environmental factors are estimated in the form of environmental-income, environmental-employment and environmental-output multipliers. Economic and environmental impacts of possible, selected developments are presented.

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