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Efficiency or Technology Adoption: A Case Study in Waste- Treatment Technology

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  • Managi, Shunsuke
  • Hibiki, Akira
  • Shimane, Tetsuya

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Improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of supply-side waste management are necessary in many countries. In Japan, municipalities with limited budgets have delayed the introduction of new waste-management technologies. Thus, the central government has used subsidies to encourage municipalities to adopt certain new technologies to improve waste-management efficiency. In this study, we measure the efficiency of waste management and explore how technology is related to technical efficiency. We find that municipalities are likely to adopt less-efficient technologies and that the central government's policies are likely to promote inefficient technology adoption by local governments.

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  • Managi, Shunsuke & Hibiki, Akira & Shimane, Tetsuya, 2012. "Efficiency or Technology Adoption: A Case Study in Waste- Treatment Technology," MPRA Paper 50551, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Francesco Crespi & Massimiliano Mazzanti & Shunsuke Managi, 2016. "Green growth, eco-innovation and sustainable transitions," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Springer;Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 18(2), pages 137-141, April.
    2. Cainelli, Giulio & D’Amato, Alessio & Mazzanti, Massimiliano, 2015. "Adoption of waste-reducing technology in manufacturing: Regional factors and policy issues," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 53-67.
    3. Cainelli, Giulio & D’Amato, Alessio & Mazzanti, Massimiliano, 2020. "Resource efficient eco-innovations for a circular economy: Evidence from EU firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 49(1).
    4. Giulio Cainelli & Alessio D’Amato & Massimiliano Mazzanti, 2017. "Resource Efficiency, Environmental Policy and Eco-Innovations for a Circular Economy: Evidence from EU Firms," SPRU Working Paper Series 2017-24, SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School.

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    Keywords

    Waste-Treatment Technology; Waste Management; Efficiency; Productivity; Technology Adoption;

    JEL classification:

    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling

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