Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79699
Authors: 
Hampf, Benjamin
Krüger, Jens J.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2013: Wettbewerbspolitik und Regulierung in einer globalen Wirtschaftsordnung - Session: Climate Policy II D04-V1
Abstract: 
This study explores the reduction potential of greenhouse gases for major pollution emitting countries of the world using nonparametric productivity measurement methods and directional distance functions. In contrast to the existing literature we apply optimization methods to endogenously determine optimal directions for the e ciency analysis. These directions represent the compromise of output enhancement and emissions reduction. The results show that for reasonable directions the adoption of best-practices would lead to sizable emission reductions in a range of about 20 percent compared to current levels.
JEL: 
C14
D24
Q54
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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