Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2011): Regional environmental efficiency and economic growth: NUTS2 evidence from Germany, France and the UK.
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This paper by applying nonparametric techniques measures spatial environmental heterogeneities of 98 regions from Germany, France and the UK. Specifically environmental performance indexes are constructed for the 98 regions (NUTS 2 level) identifying their ability to produce higher growth rates and reduce pollution (in the form of municipal waste) generated from regional economic activity. By applying conditional stochastic kernels and local constant estimators it investigates the regional economic activity – environmental quality relationship. The results indicate several spatial environmental heterogeneities among the examined regions. It appears that regions with higher GDP per capita levels tend to have higher environmental performance.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Regional environmental efficiency and economic growth: NUTS2 evidence from Germany, France and the UK|
|Keywords:||Regional environmental efficiency; directional distance function; conditional stochastic kernel; nonparametric regression|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q50 - General
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture ; Natural Resources ; Energy ; Environment ; Other Primary Products
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C60 - General
|Depositing User:||G.E. Halkos|
|Date Deposited:||25. Sep 2011 00:14|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 12:03|
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