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Industrial Energy and Environment Efficiency of Chinese Cities: An Analysis Based on Range-Adjusted Measure

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  • Ke Wang

    () (Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, 5 South Zhongguancun Street, Beijing 100081, China)

  • Xueying Yu

    (#x2020;School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, 37 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100191, China)

Abstract

Industrial energy and environment efficiency evaluation is essential in guiding national and environmental policy making, since the industrial sector is the largest energy consumer and major pollutants producer in China. This study utilizes the Range-Adjusted Measure (RAM)-based models to evaluate the energy and environment efficiency of industrial sectors in 31 Chinese major cities. The empirical results show that eastern Chinese cities outperform their western counterparts in terms of industrial energy efficiency, and central Chinese cities outperform their eastern counterparts in terms of industrial environment efficiency. Under natural disposability, 23 cities exhibit decreasing returns to scale, and under managerial disposability, 18 cities exhibit increasing damages to scale.

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  • Ke Wang & Xueying Yu, 2017. "Industrial Energy and Environment Efficiency of Chinese Cities: An Analysis Based on Range-Adjusted Measure," International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (IJITDM), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 16(04), pages 1023-1042, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:ijitdm:v:16:y:2017:i:04:n:s0219622014400033
    DOI: 10.1142/S0219622014400033
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    Chinese city; energy and environment efficiency; industrial sector; Range-Adjusted Measure (RAM);
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    JEL classification:

    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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