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The technology gap and efficiency measure in WEC countries: Application of the hybrid meta frontier model

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

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This study develops the hybrid meta frontier DEA model for which inputs are distinguished into radial inputs that change proportionally and non-radial inputs that change non-proportionally, in order to measure the technical efficiency and technology gap ratios (TGR) of four different regions: Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. This paper selects 87 countries that are members of the World Energy Council from 2005 to 2007. The input variables are industry and population, while the output variances are gross domestic product (GDP) and the amount of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions.

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  • Chiu, Yung-Ho & Lee, Jen-Hui & Lu, Ching-Cheng & Shyu, Ming-Kuang & Luo, Zhengying, 2012. "The technology gap and efficiency measure in WEC countries: Application of the hybrid meta frontier model," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 349-357.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:51:y:2012:i:c:p:349-357
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.08.026
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