Changes in Emissions from U.S. Manufacturing: A Joint Production Perspective

46 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2003

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Carl A. Pasurka

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Date Written: June 8, 2003

Abstract

The modified data envelopment analysis (DEA) model used in this study models the joint production of good and bad outputs in order to determine the relative importance of factors associated with changes in SO2 emissions by manufacturing industries in the United States. This new decomposition model calculates changes in emissions associated with changes in technical efficiency, technical change, input growth, and changes in the emission intensity. This study finds that the decline in emissions between 1970 and 1996 is primarily associated with industries switching to processes that produce less SO2 per dollar of output.

Keywords: Emission decomposition, Joint production

JEL Classification: Q25, Q28

Suggested Citation

Pasurka, Carl A., Changes in Emissions from U.S. Manufacturing: A Joint Production Perspective (June 8, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=418720 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.418720

Carl A. Pasurka (Contact Author)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ( email )

William Jefferson Clinton Building West
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
United States
202-566-2275 (Phone)

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