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This study computes and analyzes the environmental and economic efficiencies of 31 Asia-Pacific countries and regions in 2007, using the slack-based measurement SBM data envelopment analysis DEA approach. Four economies, Brunei, Macao, Samoa, and Singapore, are found to be environmentally efficient. Of this group, only Brunei and Samoa are found to be economically efficient. We subsequently examined an environmental Kuznets curve type relationship between the environmental efficiency and per capita income. The empirical results show that a U-shaped relationship exists and the turning point per capita income is 4,239 US dollar.

Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Environmental and economic efficiencies in the Asia-Pacific region-

Language: English-

Keywords: Data envelopment analysis; environmental efficiency; environmental Kuznets curve-

Subjects: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate ; Natural Disasters and Their Management ; Global WarmingO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity-

Autor: Honma, Satoshi

Fuente: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/43361/

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