Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84877
Authors: 
Hampf, Benjamin
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics 204
Abstract: 
In this paper we present a new approach to evaluate the environmental efficiency of decision making units. We propose a model that describes a two-stage process consisting of a production and an end-of-pipe abatement stage with the environmental efficiency being determined by the efficiency of both stages. Taking the dependencies between the two stages into account, we show how nonparametric methods can be used to measure environmental efficiency and to decompose it into production and abatement efficiency. For an empirical illustration we apply our model to an analysis of U.S. power plants.
Subjects: 
nonparametric efficiency analysis
pollution abatement
network DEA
materials balance condition
fosil-fueled power plants
JEL: 
C14
L94
Q53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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