Waste generations and efficiency measures in Japan

Makiko Nakano, Shunsuke Managi

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Abstract

This study measures the efficiencies incorporating waste generation using Japanese prefecture level data. We apply and compare several models using directional distance functions. There are wide variations in the efficiency scores between the two orientations, "input, desirable and undesirable output orientation" and "undesirable output orientation". However, the difference in abatement factor does not result in wide variations in the efficiency scores. Our results show that there are wide differences in the efficiency scores among prefectures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-339
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental Economics and Policy Studies
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Japan
Efficiency measures
Undesirable outputs
Factors
Abatement
Directional distance function

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

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Waste generations and efficiency measures in Japan. / Nakano, Makiko; Managi, Shunsuke.

In: Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.10.2012, p. 327-339.

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