Environmental performance and returns to pollution abatement in China

Managi, Shunsuke & Kaneko, Shinji (2009) Environmental performance and returns to pollution abatement in China. Ecological Economics, 68(6), pp. 1643-1651.

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Because of China's extremely rapid economic growth, the scale and seriousness of environmental problems is no longer in doubt. Whether pollution abatement technologies are utilized more efficiently is crucial in the analysis of environmental management in China. This study analyzes how the performance of environmental management has changed over time using province level data for 1992-2003. Mixed results for environmental performance are shown using nonparametric estimation technique. We find that environmental performance index, abatement effort, and increasing returns to pollution abatement play important roles in determining the pollution level over the period of the study.

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ID Code: 75492
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China; Environmental efficiency Pollution abatement
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.04.005
ISSN: 0921-8009
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
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2014 22:33
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 02:48

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