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Spatial environmental efficiency indicators in regional waste generation: A nonparametric approach

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  • George Halkos
  • George Papageorgiou

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This paper computes and analyses for the first time environmental efficiencies in waste generation of 160 European regions in NUTS 2 level in seven European countries. For this reason different Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model formulations are used modeling the pollutant in the form of waste generation as a regular output and as a regular input. In the latter case we also use the notion of ecoefficiency. The empirical findings reveal environmental inefficiencies among the regions indicating the lack of a uniform regional environmental policy among the European countries. This finding is observed not only between countries but also between regions in the same country, implying the need for implementation of appropriate municipal environmental policies in waste management.

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Paper provided by Athens University of Economics and Business in its series DEOS Working Papers with number 1401.

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Keywords: Environmental efficiency; Waste generation; European regions; Data Envelopment Analysis;

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