Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147203
Authors: 
Cao, Huijuan
Fujii, Hidemichi
Managi, Shunsuke
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Economic Structures [ISSN:] 2193-2409 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 1-19
Abstract: 
Environmental pollution and human health problems are becoming serious issues in China. This research focuses on regional differences in productive inefficiencies and attempts to clarify the determinants of inefficiency, accounting economic, environmental and health-related factors. Our dataset includes information of 29 areas in China from 2003 to 2009. We find that after accounting for environmental pollution and health impacts, the productive inefficiency of the examined areas reduced; this result holds for both the national and provincial levels. Our results imply that government efforts to improve social welfare should emphasize increases in foreign direct investment and private medical expenditures.
Subjects: 
Environmental pollution
Disease
Regional disparity
China
Weighted Russell directional distance function
JEL: 
I15
O44
O47
R11
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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