Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/23152
Authors: 
Lindenberger, Dietmar
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
EWI Working Paper 04.01
Abstract: 
The economic and ecological performance of OECD countries over two decades is measured by employing a Malmquist-Luenberger productivity index. The index credits the expansion of goods (value added) and the contraction of bads (emissions), at given inputs. We consider the inputs of capital, labor, and energy, and the emissions of CO2, So2, and NOx. The calculated indices are decomposed into measures of efficiency change (?catching up?) and technical change (innovation). We analyse the variation of the results depending on the assumed returns to scale and dimensionality. Our findings suggest to employ aggregate analyses of productivity to identify crucial dimensions, which may then be analysed on a more disaggregated basis.
Subjects: 
Efficiency
Environment
Dimensionality
JEL: 
O47
Q25
C61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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