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Title :Environmental Performance and Industrialization : A Test of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for the Iridustrial Sector
Authors :Shimizu, Masayuki
Authors alternative :清水, 政行
Issue Date :30-Sep-2017
Abstract :This study aims to measure the environmental performance index (EPI) using a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach with time-series data for the industrial sector of high-and middle-income countries,and to investigate the existence of environmental Kuznets curve(EKC) for industrial EPI using panel data for 24 countries from 1993 to 2008. The main findings are summarized as follows. First,the middle-income countries are superior in terms of production efficiency to high-income countries.In particular,the performance of China has dramatically improved in terms of efficiency of producing desirable outputs. Second,high-income countries are superior in terms of emission efficiency than middle-income countries,and the perfomances of Chile and Indonesia have deteriorated in terms of efficiency of discharging undesirable outputs. Third,the time-series EPI has increased in both high-and middle-income countries since the late 1990s. Among all countries,China is the best performer,whereas Chile and Indonesia are the worst.Finally,the EKC for industrial EPI is followed a N-shaped relationship.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0557-580X
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/38619
Citation :琉球大学経済研究=Ryukyu University Economic Review no.94 p.79 -104
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