The effect of uncertainty in a fuzzy Input-Output analysis of water consumption applied to Macedonia

Authors

  • Jordan HRISTOV Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Economics, Johan Brauners väg 3, 756 51-Uppsala, Sweden
  • Yves SURRY Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Economics, Johan Brauners väg 3, 756 51-Uppsala, Sweden

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2013.102.2.14897

Keywords:

agriculture, industry, water consumption, analyses, Macedonia

Abstract

This paper reconsiders the reliability of the results obtained by Hristov et al. (2012) from the input-output analysis of water consumption, by taking into account the effect of uncertainty inherent in the data. The imprecision and uncertainty is studied within a workable fuzzy environment as introduced by Beynon et al. (2005), where rank reversal is plausible. In addition, the water-intensive structure of the Macedonian economy is investigated by applying Dietzenbacher eigenvector methodology (1992). As suggested in the analysis of Hristov et al. (2012), the water-intensive structure of the economy in Macedonia is confirmed as being mainly focused on agriculture and several industrial sectors, given that rank reversal is absent. Consequently, there is a need to introduce changes in the agricultural production technology as well as the specialization of production in this region.

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Published

20. 12. 2013

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Original Scientific Article

How to Cite

HRISTOV, J., & SURRY, Y. (2013). The effect of uncertainty in a fuzzy Input-Output analysis of water consumption applied to Macedonia. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 102(2), 87–98. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2013.102.2.14897

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