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Decomposition of productivity considering multi-environmental pollutants in Chinese industrial sector

Fujii, Hidemichi and Cao, Jing and Managi, Shunsuke (2014): Decomposition of productivity considering multi-environmental pollutants in Chinese industrial sector. Forthcoming in:

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to calculate and decompose productivity incorporating multi-environmental pollutants in Chinese industrial sectors from 1992 to 2008. We apply a weighted Russell directional distance model to calculate productivity from both the economic and environmental performance. Main findings are, 1) Chinese industrial sectors increased productivity, with the main contributing factors being labor saving prior to 2000. 2) The main contributing factors for productivity growth in coastal areas include both economic and environmental performance improvement. While central and west regions improved productivity due to economic development, they have a trade-off relationship between economic and environmental performance.

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