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Daniel D. Moran

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Industrial Ecology Program
Trondheim, Norway

I'm an environmental economist working to quantify the links between environmental pressure and economic activity.

My current and recent projects include:

Web of Science profile (2019 Highly Cited Researcher)

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My academic papers, with PDFs, are below.

MRIO Accounting

Mapping the structure of the world economy
Lenzen, M., K. Kanemoto, D. Moran, A. Geschke.
Environmental Science & Technology
10.1021/es300171xSupp. Info

This is the core paper of the Eora global supply chain database.

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
Economic Systems Research
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 Convergence between the Eora, WIOD, EXIOBASE, and OpenEU’s consumption-based carbon accounts
D. Moran, Wood, R.
Economic Systems Research
Variation in trends of consumption based carbon accounts
R. Wood, R. Moran, J. F. D. Rodrigues, K. Stadler
Scientific Data
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
PDF Improving the analysis of global value chains: the UNCTAD-Eora Database
B. Casella, R. Bolwijn, D. Moran, K. Kanemoto
Transnational Corporations Volume 26, 2019, Number 3
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Learning about MRIO:

Carbon footprint and Input-Output Analysis - An Introduction - by Tommy Wiedmann

The Role of Input-Output Analysis for Screening Corporate Carbon Footprints Y. Anny Huang et al.
Introduction to Environmentally Extended IO Analysis - By Anke Schaffartzik and colleagues at the Insitutte for Social Ecology in Vienna

Calculating Value Added in Trade - A User Guide - by Aqib Aslam and colleagues at the IMF

An Introduction to Environmentally-Extended Input-Output Analysis - by Justin Kitzes

Eurostat Input-Output Manual - Along with the UN SNA, the canonical reference manual.

Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions - The textbook by Miller and Blair

Manfred Lenzen's MRIO lecture video series - Highly recommended

Biodiversity and Supply Chains

From Satellite to Supply Chain: New Approaches Connect Earth Observation to Economic Decisions
D. Moran, Giljum, S., Kanemoto, K.,Godar, J.
One Earth

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.

Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions
F. Pendrill, U. M. Persson, J. Godar, T. Kastner, D. Moran,S. Schmidt, R. Wood
Global Environmental Change

Main findings: 29–39% of emissions from deforestation (0.65Gt CO2)are driven by international trade, mainly in beef and oilseeds. One sixth of the carbon footprint of EU diets is due to deforestation emissions.

Putting all foods on the same table: Achieving sustainable food systems requires full accounting
B. S. Halpern, R. S. Cottrell, J. L. Blanchard, L. Bouwman, H. E. Froehlich, J. A. Gephart, N. S. Jacobsen, C. Kuempel, P. B. McIntyre, M. Metian, D. Moran, K. L. Nash, J. Többen, D. Williams
Proceedings of the National Academies of Science

We highlight the importance of non-mainstream — and often poorly measured — foods as a frequently overlooked factor in discussions on how to sustainably feed the Earth's 9 billion inhabitants. SI

Integrating Life Cycle and Impact Assessments to Map Food's Cumulative Environmental Footprint
C. D. Kuempel, M. Frazier, K. L. Nash, N. S. Jacobsen, D. R. Williams, J. L. Blanchard, R. S. Cottrell, P. B. McIntyre, D. Moran,L. Bouwman, H. E. Froehlich, J. A. Gephart, M. Metian, J. Többen, B. S. Halpern
One Earth

On the Suitability of Input-Output Analysis for Calculating Product-Specific Biodiversity Footprints
D. Moran, Petersone, M., Verones, F.
Ecological Indicators
Do Amphibians and Cash Crops Compete for Scarce Water? A Spatial Correlation Analysis
D. Moran, Petersone, M., Verones, F.
Resource footprints and their Ecosystem Consequences
Verones, F., D. Moran, Stadler, K., Wood, R. Kanemoto, K.
Scientific Reports
Trade and the role of non-food commodities for global eutrophication
Hamilton, H., Ivanova, D., Stadler, K., Merciai, S., Schmidt, J., van Zelm, R., Moran, D., Wood, R.
Nature Sustainability
10.1038/s41893-018-0079-z Comparing global land-use and biodiversity impacts of palm oil embodied in final product consumption
Tobben, J., K. Wiebe, F. Verones, R. Wood, D. Moran
Environmental Research Letters
10.1038/s41893-018-0079-z Meat consumption does not explain differences in household food carbon footprints in Japan
Kanemoto, K, Moran, D., Shigetomi, Y., Reynolds, C., Kondo, Y.
One Earth

City-Level Footprinting

Carbon Footprints of 13,000 Cities
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K., Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Tobben, J., Seto, K. C.
Environmental Research Letters

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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
Quantifying Europe's biodiversity footprints and the role of urbanization and income
Koslowski, M., Wood, R., Tisserant, A., Moran, D.
Global Sustainability

Carbon Footprinting

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

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

Carbon-Footprint Accounting for the Next Phase of Globalization: Status and Opportunities
Kanemoto, K., Moran, D.
One Eearth
National Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Effective Climate Policy on International Trade
Kander, A., Jiborn, M., D. Moran, Wiedmann, T.
Nature Climate Change
Beyond peak emission transfers: historical impacts of globalisation and future impacts of climate policies on international emission transfers
Wood, R; Grubb, M; Anger-Kraavi, A; Stadler, K; Pollitt, H; Rizzo, Ben; Alexandri, E.; Stadler, K.; Moran, D.; Hertwich, E; Tukker, A.
Climate Policy
The structure, drivers, and policy implications of the European carbon footprint
Wood, R., Neuhoff, K., Moran, D., Simas, M., Grubb, M., Stadler, K.
Climate Policy
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 Frameworks for comparing emissions associated with production, consumption, and international trade
Kanemoto, K., M. Lenzen, G. Peters, D. Moran, A. Geschke
Environmental Science & Technology
10.1021/es202239t Decoupling or delusion? Measuring emissions displacement in foreign trade
Jiborn, M., Kander, A., Kulionis, V., Nielsen, H., Moran, D.
Global Environmental Change
10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.12.006 Quantifying the potential for consumer-oriented policy to reduce European and foreign carbon emissions
Moran, D., Wood, R., Hertwich, E., Matteson, K., Tukker, A., Rodriguez, J., Schannes, K., Barrett, J.
Climate Policy

Air Pollution

Mika Stetsovski/Flikr Tracing Global Supply Chains to Air Pollution Hotspots
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K.
Environmental Research Letters
Particulate matter-attributable mortality and relationships with carbon dioxide in 250 urban areas worldwide
S. C. Anenberg, P. Achakulwisut, M. Brauer, D. Moran, J. S. Apte, D. K. Henze
Scientific Reports
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

Featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Climate Change

Material Footprinting

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 FABIO — The Construction of the Food and Agriculture Biomass Input–Output Model
M. Bruckner, R. Wood, D. Moran, N. Kuschnig, H. Wieland, V. Maus, J. Börner
Environmental Science & Technology
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

Geschke, A., Ugon, J., Lenzen, M., Kanemoto, K., Moran, D. Balancing and Reconciling Large Multi-Regional Input-Output Databases Using Parallel Optimisation and High-Performance Computing. 2019. Journal of Economic Structures doi: 10.1186/s40008-019-0133-7
Dawkins, E., Moran, D., Palm, V., Wood, R. Björk, I. The Swedish Footprint: A Multi-model Comparison. 2019. Journal of Cleaner Production doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.023
Rodrigues, J. F. D., Moran, D., Wood R., Behrens, P. The uncertainty of consumption-based carbon accounts. Environmental Science & Technology. Online 13 June 2018. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00632
R. Wood, Moran, D., Stadler, K., Ivanova, D., Steen-Olsen, K., Tisserant, A., Hertwich, E. Prioritizing Consumption-Based Carbon Policy Based on the Evaluation of Mitigation Potential Using Input-Output Methods. Journal of Industrial Ecology. Online 4 Dec 2017. doi: 10.1111/jiec.12702
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
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 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
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.11.011 Interpretation and application of the Ecological Footprint: A reply to Fiala
Kitzes, J. D. Moran_, Galli, A., Wada, M., Wackernagel, M.
Ecological Economics

Other Topics

International Trade of Scarce Water
Lenzen, M, D. Moran, et al
Ecological Economics
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.06.018 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 Decoupling between human development and energy consumption within footprint accounts
Ortzi, Akizu-Gardoki, G. Bueno, T. Wiedmann, J. Manuel Lopez-Guede, I. Arto, P. Hernandez, D. Moran
Journal of Cleaner Production
10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.235 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 Time Matters: The Carbon Footprint of Everyday Activities in Austria
Smetschka, B., Wiedenhofer, D., Egger, C., Haselsteiner, E., Moran, D., Gaube, V.
Ecological Economics