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Non-Parametric Approaches To Environmentally Sensitive Analysis Of Economic Performance: Technical Change And Productivity Growth In The Canadian Pulp And Paper Industry, 1959-1994

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  • Hailu, Atakelty
  • Veeman, Terrence S.

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This study proposes non-parametric techniques for environmentally sensitive analysis of economic performance. The techniques are implemented using Canadian pulp and paper industry data covering the period from 1959 to 1994. The results indicate that productivity improvement has been more successful than conventional measures would suggest.

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  • Hailu, Atakelty & Veeman, Terrence S., 1998. "Non-Parametric Approaches To Environmentally Sensitive Analysis Of Economic Performance: Technical Change And Productivity Growth In The Canadian Pulp And Paper Industry, 1959-1994," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20813, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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