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Decomposition of environmental total factor productivity growth using hyperbolic distance functions: A panel data analysis for China

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  • Zhang, Zibin
  • Ye, Jianliang

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This paper extends recently developed parametric hyperbolic distance functions to the analysis of energy and environmental efficiency for a panel data of 29 provinces in China from 1995–2010, and then decomposes the growth of environmental total factor productivity into two component measures, namely, environmental efficiency change and environmental technical change based on the estimated hyperbolic distance functions. We find that there exists a great dispersion in environmental efficiencies across provinces and regions, and the growth of environmental productivity is almost due to the environmental technical change rather than the environmental efficiency change. However, the contribution of the environmental efficiency change has recently become increasingly positive and thus drives up the growth of environmental productivity from slowdown.

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  • Zhang, Zibin & Ye, Jianliang, 2015. "Decomposition of environmental total factor productivity growth using hyperbolic distance functions: A panel data analysis for China," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 87-97.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:47:y:2015:i:c:p:87-97
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2014.10.023
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    Keywords

    China; Energy efficiency; Environmental efficiency; Environmental total factor productivity; Hyperbolic distance function;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • 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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