Spatial environmental efficiency indicators in regional waste generation: A nonparametric approach
George Halkos () and
George Papageorgiou ()
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This paper computes and analyses for the first time environmental efficiencies in waste generation of 160 European regions in NUTS 2 level in seven European countries. For this reason different Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model formulations are used modeling the pollutant in the form of waste generation as a regular output and as a regular input. In the latter case we also use the notion of eco-efficiency. The empirical findings reveal environmental inefficiencies among the regions indicating the lack of a uniform regional environmental policy among the European countries. This finding is observed not only between countries but also between regions in the same country, implying the need for implementation of appropriate municipal environmental policies in waste management.
Keywords: Environmental efficiency; Waste generation; European regions; Data Envelopment Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C6 O13 O52 Q50 Q53 Q56 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Spatial environmental efficiency indicators in regional waste generation: a nonparametric approach (2016)
Working Paper: Spatial environmental efficiency indicators in regional waste generation: A nonparametric approach (2014)
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