Decomposition of Productivity Considering Multi‐Environmental Pollutants in Chinese Industrial Sector

10 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2015

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Hidemichi Fujii

Kyushu University; Tohoku University

Jing Cao

Tsinghua University

S. Managi

Tokohu University - Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Date Written: February 2015

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. The 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 western regions improved productivity owing to economic development, they have a trade‐off relationship between economic and environmental performance.

Suggested Citation

Fujii, Hidemichi and Cao, Jing and Managi, Shunsuke, Decomposition of Productivity Considering Multi‐Environmental Pollutants in Chinese Industrial Sector (February 2015). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 75-84, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2556604 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rode.12123

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Jing Cao

Tsinghua University ( email )

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China

Shunsuke Managi

Tokohu University - Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Sendai, Miyagi
Japan

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