Regional and Sector Environmental Efficiency Empirical Evidence from Structural Shift-Share Analysis of Namea Data

22 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2009

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Massimiliano Mazzanti

University of Ferrara

Anna Montini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS)

Date Written: April 27, 2009

Abstract

This paper provides new empirical evidence on regional - national disparities in environmental efficiency, based on case studies of Italy and the Lazio region, which includes the city of Rome. Shift-share analyses provide evidence on the drivers of environmental efficiency and on sector specificity. This confirms the usefulness of this method for studying the environmental economics realm, in order to investigate structural and efficiency factors at the level of within country environmental efficiency performance, even in light of the different shares of services. Our evidence shows that although the Rome region has achieved higher environmental performance compared to Italy mainly thanks to its being less industry based, some critical points in the energy sector and in some services should be taken into account in shaping the future development of the region. Environmental, industrial and sector-oriented policy making may also derive valuable information from the evidence provided by our study.

Keywords: NAMEA, Shift Share, Regional Development, RAMEA, Emission Efficiency, Economic Efficiency

JEL Classification: C67, D57, O4, O18, Q53, Q56

Suggested Citation

Mazzanti, Massimiliano and Montini, Anna, Regional and Sector Environmental Efficiency Empirical Evidence from Structural Shift-Share Analysis of Namea Data (April 27, 2009). FEEM Working Paper No. 11.2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1395706 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1395706

Massimiliano Mazzanti (Contact Author)

University of Ferrara ( email )

C.so Ercole I° d'Este 37
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

Anna Montini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

Strada Maggiore 45
Bologna, 40125
Italy

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS)

Via Avogadro 8
10121 Torino
Italy

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