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Separating Environmental Efficiency into Production and Abatement Efficiency – A Nonparametric Model with Application to U.S. Power Plants

Hampf, Benjamin (2011):
Separating Environmental Efficiency into Production and Abatement Efficiency – A Nonparametric Model with Application to U.S. Power Plants.
Darmstadt, In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics, [Online-Edition: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/84877/1/667307079.pdf],
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Abstract

In this paper we present a new approach to evaluate the environmental efficiency of decision making units. We propose a model that describes a two-stage process consisting of a production and an end-of-pipe abatement stage with the environmental efficiency being determined by the efficiency of both stages. Taking the dependencies between the two stages into account, we show how nonparametric methods can be used to measure environmental efficiency and to decompose it into production and abatement efficiency. For an empirical illustration we apply our model to an analysis of U.S. power plants.

Item Type: Report
Erschienen: 2011
Creators: Hampf, Benjamin
Title: Separating Environmental Efficiency into Production and Abatement Efficiency – A Nonparametric Model with Application to U.S. Power Plants
Language: English
Abstract:

In this paper we present a new approach to evaluate the environmental efficiency of decision making units. We propose a model that describes a two-stage process consisting of a production and an end-of-pipe abatement stage with the environmental efficiency being determined by the efficiency of both stages. Taking the dependencies between the two stages into account, we show how nonparametric methods can be used to measure environmental efficiency and to decompose it into production and abatement efficiency. For an empirical illustration we apply our model to an analysis of U.S. power plants.

Series Name: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Volume: 204
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Uncontrolled Keywords: nonparametric efficiency analysis, pollution abatement, network DEA, materials balance condition, fosil-fueled power plants
Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Emprical Economics
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011 17:57
Official URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/84877/1/667307079.pdf
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JEL classification: C14, L94, Q53

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