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National culture and eco-efficiency: an application of conditional partial nonparametric frontiers

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  • George Halkos

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  • Nickolaos Tzeremes

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Given that norms govern individual behaviour, which in turn are related to the environmental behaviour, this study provides empirical evidence of the link between human behaviour and the environment. Firstly with the use of robust frontiers the eco-efficiency ratios of 72 countries are constructed. Then, by applying probabilistic approaches, countries’ eco-efficiencies conditioned on their cultural values are estimated. In a second-stage nonparametric regression analysis, the effect of countries’ cultural values on their eco-efficiency levels is captured. The empirical results reveal that distinct cultural characteristics explain countries eco-efficiency variations. Copyright Springer Japan 2013

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  • George Halkos & Nickolaos Tzeremes, 2013. "National culture and eco-efficiency: an application of conditional partial nonparametric frontiers," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Springer;Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 15(4), pages 423-441, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:envpol:v:15:y:2013:i:4:p:423-441
    DOI: 10.1007/s10018-013-0066-6
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    Keywords

    Eco-efficiency; National culture; Nonparametric statistics; Robust estimators; C6; Q5; Z1;

    JEL classification:

    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics

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