lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Environmental efficiency and costs of environmental regulations: The Swedish pulp and paper industry 2000 - 2007
(Tillväxtanalys)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics. (Economics and Statistics)
(Tillväxtanalys)
2011 (English)In: Yearbook on Productivity 2011: Yearly conference on productivity at Saltsjöbaden Analysis and development of its statistical base, 5-6 October 2011, Stockholm: SCB , 2011, p. 11-34Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this study we apply Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to analyse efficiency in presence of both desired and undesired outputs. We use register data from the Swedish national environmental accounts. The study concerns the Swedish pulp and paper industry. To compute efficiency, we use a directional distance function approach that allows scaling for different directions, both desired and undesired output directions under the assumption of equal importance. The analysis show that efficiency have increased over time, both in terms of desired output and in terms of environmental efficiency. The first analysis measure inefficiency if scaling is done with equal importance given to desired output and undesired output. This analysis shows an inefficiency of around 12 % meaning that there is a 12% potential to simultaneously reduce pollution and increase production of pulp and paper. In the second analysis scaling is only allowed in the direction of undesired outputs. This analysis shows that the average potential reduction in pollution is 22%. If, on the other hand, the potential is computed in terms of only desired output keeping undesired output constant, the average potential increase in desired output is 14%. In a forth analysis we discuss the potential to evaluate the costs of environmental regulations using the DEA methodology.Keywords: Environmental efficiency, directional distance function,

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SCB , 2011. p. 11-34
Series
X76 Yearbook on productivity, ISSN 1654-0506
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-16004DiVA, id: diva2:463283
Conference
Yearly conference on productivity at Saltsjöbaden Conference 5-6 October, 2011
Available from: 2011-12-09 Created: 2011-12-09 Last updated: 2013-01-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

Månsson, Jonas

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Månsson, Jonas
By organisation
Linnaeus School of Business and Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 138 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf