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Record number 342331
Title Weak Disposability in Nonparametric Production Analysis with Undesirable Outputs
Author(s) Kuosmanen, T.K.
Source American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87 (2005)4. - ISSN 0002-9092 - p. 1077 - 1082.
Department(s) Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2005
Abstract Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands Weak disposability of outputs means that firms can abate harmful emissions by decreasing the activity level. Modeling weak disposability in nonparametric production analysis has caused some confusion. This article identifies a dilemma in these approaches: conventional formulations implicitly and unintentionally assume all firms apply uniform abatement factors. However, it is usually cost-effective to abate emissions in those firms where the marginal abatement costs are lowest. This article presents a simple formulation of weak disposability that allows for non-uniform abatement factors and preserves the linear structure of the model.
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