Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Environmental Engineering and Science

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dr. Michael Carbajales-Dale

Committee Member

Dr. Elizabeth Carraway

Committee Member

Dr. Robert Carey


This research work titled My State Environmentally Extended Regional Input-Output (MYSTEERIO) is based on the concept of multi-regional environmentally extended input-output (MREEIO), which is a combination of lifecycle thinking and economics principles. Numerous studies have highlighted the advantages of using this methodology to determine the environmental impacts associated with economic activities for a region. However, no prior attempt has been made to conduct a state-level analysis for the US. This research work thus tries to estimate the impacts embodied due to the consumption of goods and services at the state level by using the MREEIO principles. Extensive coverage of the background, mathematics, and procedure has been presented and this information is coupled with the limitations and alternatives for future work. The results give insights into the environmental impacts across various categories including greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, freshwater consumption, ozone depletion, and waste generated and shows a correlation between the impacts and population in many regions, although further research should be done to study the connections in more detail.



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