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Record number 504387
Title Measuring Dynamic Eco-efficiency under the By-Production of Undesirable Output
Author(s) Dakpo, Herve; Oude Lansink, A.G.J.M.
Event VII Congreso de Eficiencia y Productividad CEP-EFIUCO, Cordoba, 2016-05-19/2016-05-20
Department(s) Business Economics
Publication type Other research output
Publication year 2016
Abstract This paper aims at measuring the eco-efficiency of decision maken units (DMUs) accounting for their adjustment paths of quasi-fixed inputs and of undesirable outputs. Most studies in performance benchmarking and production frontier estamation apply a static framewordk (Nemoto and Got, 2003) which assumes that producers instantaneaously adjust quasi-fixed inputs to their optimal levels. Static frameworks the intertemporal linkages between past, present and future decisions. The adjustments cost model is a well-known approach to cope with intertemporal decisions on quasi-fixed inputs. Given the growing importance of sustainable production behavior which imposes the double objective of economic and environmental efficiency to DMUs, this paper presents an approach to measuring eco-efficiency measurement in the presence of these adjuments costs. The paper extends the by-production model proposed by Murty et al. (2012) and uses a directional distance function. The empirical application focuses on a sample of French livestock farms over the period 1978-2013. The results demonstrate the importance of accounting for the adjustment costs in the measurement of eco-efficiency in French livestock systems.
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