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On the dynamics of eco-efficiency performance in the European Union

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dc.contributor.author Gómez Calvet, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Conesa, David
dc.contributor.author Gómez Calvet, Ana Rosa
dc.contributor.author Tortosa Ausina, Emilio
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T07:28:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T07:28:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Gómez-Calvet, R., Conesa, D., Gómez-Calvet, A. R., & Tortosa-Ausina, E. (2016). On the dynamics of eco-efficiency performance in the European Union. Computers & Operations Research, 66, 336-350. spa
dc.identifier.issn 03050548
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5216
dc.description.abstract This paper evaluates the evolution of environmental performance in the context of the European Union (EU), over the period 1993–2010. The context is particularly relevant, due to the traditionally high concerns of the EU about these issues, which has triggered off several initiatives and regulations on environmental protection. In this setting, we conduct a two-stage analysis which develops environmental performance indicators in the first stage for each pair country-year, and evaluates its evolution in the second. More specifically, in the first stage we estimate specific efficiencies for three air-pollutants (CO2e, SO2, NOx), along with an eco-efficiency indicator, for which we use the slack-free directional distance functions in the Data Envelopment Analysis framework (as opposed to the more extended intensity ratios), whereas in the second stage we propose to using a model of explicit distribution dynamics which takes into account how the entire distributions of these indicators evolve. Our results indicate that the dynamics underlying the evolution of the indicators analyzed are indeed remarkable. Although the eco-efficiency indicator has improved over the last two decades, it has been during the last decade when performance has shown a more convergent path. However, in the case of the more traditional indicators (CO2e, SO2, NOx) the abatement opportunities are still remarkable, especially in the case of SO2. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title On the dynamics of eco-efficiency performance in the European Union spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 2.600 JCR (2016) Q1, 10/44 Engineering, Industrial, 16/83 Operations Research and Management Science; Q2, 29/105 Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.cor.2015.07.018
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Investigación operativa spa
dc.subject.uem Medio ambiente spa
dc.subject.unesco Política ambiental spa
dc.subject.unesco Programación lineal spa
dc.subject.unesco Economía de la energía spa
dc.description.filiation UEV spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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