Did the financial crisis affect environmental efficiency? evidence from the Japanese manufacturing sector

Hidemichi Fujii, A. George Assaf, Shunsuke Managi, Roman Matousek

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Abstract

This study examined the impact of the financial crisis on the environmental and technical efficiencies of the Japanese manufacturing industry. Overall, we found that while the crisis had a negative impact on technical efficiency, it did not affect environmental efficiency—the only exception was the transportation equipment sector which improved its environmental efficiency following the crisis. Additionally, we found that capital intensity does not necessarily affect environmental efficiency. We discuss the implications of these findings and provide directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Economics and Policy Studies
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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