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'Green' Productivity Growth in China's Industrial Economy?

Golley, Jane; Chen, Shiyi


This paper uses a Directional Distance Function (DDF) and the Malmquist-Luenberger Productivity Index to estimate the changing patterns of 'green' total factor productivity (GTFP) growth of 38 Chinese industrial sectors during the period 1980-2010. Unlike the measures of traditional total factor productivity (TFP) growth, the DDF incorporates carbon dioxide emissions as an undesirable output directly into the production technology, which credit sectors for simultaneously reducing their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2014.04.002


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