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

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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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  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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  • Agricultural Science
  • Economics


  • agriculture, industry, water consumption, analysis, Macedonia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalACTA Agriculturae Slovenica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

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