The drivers of China's regional green productivity, 1999–2013

The drivers of China's regional green productivity, 1999–2013

This paper investigates the tendencies of China’s green total-factor productivity (TFP) and its factors for regional green growth. For this purpose, we develop and compare three new measures, i.e. the biennial weight modified Russell model (BWMRM), the biennial bounded adjusted model (BBAM), and the biennial range adjusted model (BRAM).

We further propose a related Luenberger productivity indicator and decomposed green growth with two different methods, namely, the tradition-decomposition view (TDV) and the factors-decomposition view (FDV). Then, we apply the proposed methodology to China’s provincial data between 1999 and 2013. The main findings are as follows: first, China’s green productivity has exhibited measurable improvements between 1999 and 2013, and technological progress is the critical driving force, while efficiency deterioration has a weak negative effect. Second, the energy conservation and emission reduction performance are the critical drivers of green productivity. Specifically, the performance of emission reduction is larger than that of energy conservation, and the SO2 regulation is more efficient than the COD regulation. Third, energy conservation and emission reduction improved the green productivity through promoting technical progress and drove China to achieve win-win development, which supports the Porter hypothesis. Fourth, the East and Central areas achieved win-win situation and the effect attained in the East is more remarkable, while the West encountered the “double deterioration” effect. This paper strengthens the robustness by constructing three different DEA models.

This article has been published at Resources, Conservation & Recycling - Journal, please cite is as:

LIU G, WANG B, CHENG Z, et al., 2020. The drivers of China’s regional green productivity, 1999–2013[J/OL].
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 153:104561. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344 919304677. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104561.

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@article{LIU2020104561,
title = "The drivers of China's regional green productivity, 1999–2013",
journal = "Resources, Conservation and Recycling",
volume = "153",
pages = "104561",
year = "2020",
issn = "0921-3449",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104561",
url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344919304677",
author = "Guangtian Liu and Bing Wang and Zhenxing Cheng and Ning Zhang",
keywords = "Green growth, Biennial weight modified Russell model, Biennial bounded adjusted model, China, Green technology",
abstract = "This paper investigates the tendencies of China's green total-factor productivity (TFP) and its factors for regional green growth. We strengthen the robustness by constructing three different DEA models. For this purpose, we develop and compare three new measures, i.e. the biennial weight modified Russell model (BWMRM), the biennial bounded adjusted model (BBAM), and the biennial range adjusted model (BRAM). We further propose a related Luenberger productivity indicator and decompose green growth with two different methods, namely, the tradition-decomposition view (TDV) and the factors-decomposition view (FDV). We apply the proposed methodology to China's provincial data between 1999 and 2013. The main findings are as follows: First, China's green productivity has exhibited measurable improvements between 1999 and 2013, and technological progress is the main driving force, while efficiency deterioration has a weak negative effect. Second, the energy conservation and emission reduction performance are also the critical drivers of green productivity. Specifically, the performance of emission reduction is larger than that of energy conservation. Third, energy conservation and emission reduction improve the green productivity through promoting technical progress, which supports the Porter hypothesis. Fourth, the East and Central areas achieved win-win situation and the effect attained in the East is more remarkable, while the West encountered the "double deterioration" effect."
}

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