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Measuring CO2 emission efficiency in OECD countries: Application of the Hybrid Efficiency model

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  • Lu, Ching-Cheng
  • Chiu, Yung-Ho
  • Shyu, Ming-Kuang
  • Lee, Jen-Hui

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This paper selects 32 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from 2005 to 2007, using the input variables of industry and population and the output variances of gross domestic product (GDP) and the amount of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions. In recent years the study of environmental themes (e.g., carbon emissions) has more and more internalized negative externalities with DEA (data envelopment analysis), and therefore undesirable outputs are jointly produced with desirable outputs. Even though a few research studies look at the status of variables (e.g., undesirable variables), they neglect to consider some input/output variables that are non-proportional at the same time. The purpose of this research is to incorporate both undesirable and non-proportional variables in order to solve for the non-radial output variables that change non-proportionally and the radial input/output variables that could be exchanged proportionally.

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  • Lu, Ching-Cheng & Chiu, Yung-Ho & Shyu, Ming-Kuang & Lee, Jen-Hui, 2013. "Measuring CO2 emission efficiency in OECD countries: Application of the Hybrid Efficiency model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 130-135.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:32:y:2013:i:c:p:130-135 DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.01.047
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    Keywords

    Undesirable DEA model; Hybrid Efficiency; CO2 emission;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling

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