Daniel D. Moran

Industrial Ecology Program
Trondheim, Norway

I'm an environmental economist working to quantify the links between environmental pressure and economic activity. Current and recent projects include:

Google Scholar profile. IndEcol homepage. Academic papers, with PDFs, are below.


Carbon Footprints Concentrated in Few Global Cities
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K., Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Seto, K.
In submission
SSRN preprint copy
The ecological footprint of cities and regions: comparing resource availability with resource demand
Wackernagel, M., J. Kitzes, D. Moran, S. Goldfinger, M. Thomas
Environment & Urbanization


Identifying the Species Threat Hotspots from Global Supply Chains
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K.
Nature Ecology & Evolution.
10.1038/s41559-016-0023 Supp. Info

This paper was widely covered in the press, including by National Geographic, Scientific American, TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, AFP (in several languages), Le Monde, FAZ, El Mundo, and many others.

International trade drives biodiversity threats in developing nations
Lenzen, M, D. Moran, K. Kanemoto, B. Foran, L. Lobefaro, A. Geschke
10.1038/nature11145 Supp. Info

This paper was widely covered in the press, including by Scientific American, BBC, Reuters, AFP, Le Monde, and many national magazines and newspapers. Edgar Hertwich wrote a nice commentary about the paper.

On the Suitability of Input-Output Analysis for Calculating Product-Specific Biodiversity Footprints
D. Moran, Petersone, M., Verones, F.
Ecological Indicators
Resource footprints and their Ecosystem Consequences
Verones, F., D. Moran, Stadler, K., Wood, R. Kanemoto, K.
Nature: Scientific Reports

MRIO Databases

The Global MRIO Lab - Charting the world economy
Lenzen, M., A. Geschke, M. Rahman, Y. Xiao, E. Dietzenbacher, S. Inomata, K. Kanemoto, B. Los, D. Moran, R. Reyes, H. Schulte in den Bäumen, A. Tukker, T. Walmsley, T. Wiedmann, R. Wood, N. Yamano
Science of the Total Environment
10.1080/09535314.2017.1301887 Building Eora: A global multi-region input-output database at high country and sector resolution
Lenzen, M., D. Moran, K. Kanemoto, A. Geschke.
Economic Systems Research
10.1080/09535314.2013.769938 Mapping the structure of the world economy
Lenzen, M., K. Kanemoto, D. Moran, A. Geschke.
Environmental Science & Technology
10.1021/es300171xSupp. Info Convergence between the Eora, WIOD, EXIOBASE, and OpenEU’s consumption-based carbon accounts
D. Moran, Wood, R.
Economic Systems Research
The Environmental footprints Explorer: A Database for Global Sustainability Accounting
Stadler, K., Lonka, R., D. Moran, Pallas, G., Wood, R.
Proceedings of the 29th EnviroInfo and 3rd ICT4S Conference 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark

Carbon footprints

Fellowship of the Rich/Flikr Mapping the Carbon Footprint of Nations
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K., Hertwitch, E.
Environmental Science and Technology

This paper was highlighted as an Editor’s Choice in Science

National Greenhouse Gas Account for Effective Climate Policy on International Trade
Kander, A., Jiborn, M., D. Moran, Wiedmann, T.
Nature Climate Change
International Trade Undermines National Emissions Targets: New Evidence from Air Pollution
Kanemoto, K. D. Moran, M. Lenzen, A. Geschke
Global Environmental Change 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.09.008

Air pollution

Mika Stetsovski/Flikr Tracing Global Supply Chains to Air Pollution Hotspots
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K.
Environmental Research Letters
Identifying critical supply chain paths and key sectors for mitigating primary carbonaceous PM2.5 mortality in Asia
Nagashima, F; Kagawa, S; Suh, S; Nansai, K; D. Moran
Economic Systems Research

Raw material use

Walter Y. James/Flikr The Material Footprint of Nations – Reassessing Resource Productivity
Wiedmann, T., H. Schandel, D. Moran, J. West, M. Lenzen, K. Kanemoto, S. Suh
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
doi:10.1073/pnas.1220362110 Supp. Info The footprint of using metals – new metrics of consumption and productivity
Wiedmann, T., Schandl, H., D. Moran.
Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
Global Supply Chains of Coltan
D. Moran, D. McBain, K. Kanemoto, M. Lenzen, A. Geschke
Journal of Industrial Ecology

Technical papers

D. Moran, Wood, R., Rodrigues, J. F. D. A Note on the Magnitude of the Feedback Effect in Multi-Region Input-Output Tables. Journal of Industrial Ecology. Online 6 Sep 2017. doi: 10.1111/jiec.12658
Lenzen, M., Geschke, A., Wiedmann, T., Lane, J., Anderson, N., Baynes, T., Boland, J., Daniels, P., Dey, C., Fry, J., Hadjikakou, M., Kenway, S., Malik, A., D. Moran, D., Murray, J., Nettleton, S., Poruschi, L., Reynolds, C., Rowley, H., Ugon, J., Webb, D. and West, J., 2014. Compiling and using input-output frameworks through collaborative virtual laboratories. Science of the Total Environment. 485–486, pp241-251. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.03.062
Geschke, A., Wood, R., Kanemoto, K., Lenzen, M., D. Moran. Investigating Alternative Approaches to Harmonise Multi-Regional Input-Output Data Economic Systems Research. 26(3). 2014. 354-385. doi: 10.1080/09535314.2014.937069
Lenzen, M., D. Moran, A. Geschke, K. Kanemoto, 2014. A non-sign-preserving RAS variant. Economic Systems Research, 26 (2), p. 197-208. doi: 10.1080/09535314.2014.897933
Kanemoto, K., M. Lenzen, G. Peters, D. Moran, A. Geschke. Frameworks for comparing emissions associated with production, consumption, and international trade. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (1), pp.172-179, 2012. doi: 10.1021/es202239t
Lan, J, Lenzen, M, Dietzenbacher, E, D. Moran, , Kanemoto, K, Murray, J, Geschke, A. (2012). Structural change and the environment: A case study of china's production recipe and carbon dioxide emissionsJournal of Industrial Ecology, 16(4), 623-635. doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00518.x
Lenzen, M, M. Moura, A. Geschke, K. Kanemoto, D. Moran A cycling method for constructing input-output table time series from incomplete data. Economic Systems Research, 25 (1), 2013. doi:10.1080/09535314.2012.724013

Ecological Footprints

Measuring Sustainable Development – Nation by Nation
D. Moran, M. Wackernagel, J. Kitzes, S. Goldfinger, A. Boutaud
Ecological Economics
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.08.017 Interpretation and application of the Ecological Footprint: A reply to Fiala
Kitzes, J. D. Moran_, Galli, A., Wada, M., Wackernagel, M.
Ecological Economics
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.11.001 Does Ecologically Unequal Exchange Occur?
D. Moran, M. Lenzen, K. Kanemoto, A. Geschke
Ecological Economics
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.02.013 Supp. Info

This paper prompted a critical response by Dorninger and Hornborg; here is their commentary, and our reply

Trading Spaces: Embodied Ecological Footprints in Trade
D. Moran, M. Wackernagel, J. Kitzes, M. Murray, B. Heumann, D. Phan
Ecological Economics

Other Topics

The Inequality Footprint of Nations: A Novel Approach to Quantitative Accounting of Income Inequality
Alsamawi, A., Murray, J., Lenzen, M., D. Moran, Kanemoto, K.
10.1371/journal.pone.0110881 Global Economic Impacts of Severe Space Weather
Schulte in den Bäumen, H., D. Moran, Lenzen, M., Cairns, I., Steenge, A.
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci
10.5194/nhess-14-2749-2014 International Trade of Scarce Water
Lenzen, M, D. Moran, et al
Ecological Economics