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Environmental efficiency evaluation based on data envelopment analysis: A review

  • Song, Malin
  • An, Qingxian
  • Zhang, Wei
  • Wang, Zeya
  • Wu, Jie
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    The paper aims to investigate the achievements of the theoretical and practical basis of environmental policy analysis in order to study their works and point out the future possible research direction. It sorts out researches about environmental efficiency assessment and reviews the works about the theory and application of efficiency analysis around the world. It is suggested that environmental efficiency evaluation theory under small samples and DEA method with undesirable outputs will further extend the research on environmental efficiency evaluation. Also, this review confirms that more studies in methods and their applications in this area are in urgent need.

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    Volume (Year): 16 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 4465-4469

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