The Good, the Bad and the Efficient : Productivity, efficiency and technical change in the Airline Industry, 2004:2008

Lee, Boon L., Wilson, Clevo, & Pasurka, Jr., Carl A. (2013) The Good, the Bad and the Efficient : Productivity, efficiency and technical change in the Airline Industry, 2004:2008. QUT Business School, Brisbane, Australia. [Working Paper]

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This study models the joint production of desirable and undesirable output production (that is, CO2 emissions) of airlines. The Malmquist-Luenberger productivity index is employed to measure productivity growth when undesirable output production is regulated and unregulated. The results show that pollution abatement activities of airlines lowers productivity growth which suggests the traditional approach of measuring productivity growth, which ignores CO2 emissions, overstate "true" productivity growth.

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ID Code: 64774
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Malmquist-Luenberger, pollution abatement, undesirable output, CO2, efficiency, technical change, efficiency change
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2013 01:36
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 04:30

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