Efficiency Evaluation and Policy Analysis of Industrial Wastewater Control in China
AbstractWith increasing emissions of industrial wastewater and poor control measures, environmental pollution has become a serious issue haunting China’s economic development. Meanwhile, the current pollution management policy system in China is mainly under the supervision of the central government and executed by local governments. Under the current economic growth model of China, the industrial sector remains the dominant segment of our economy, which makes the Total Factor Efficiency (TFE) evaluation and policy analysis of industrial wastewater control decisive factors concerning China’s future economic growth and sustainable development. Based on existing studies of China and abroad, and with the help of a Data Envelope Analysis (DEA) model, this paper used 39 industrial sectors and their input-output data from 2003 to 2014 of China as Decision Making Units to calculate the TFE of wastewater control in different industrial sectors of China. Moreover, we have designed and adopted our own MATLAB programming for optimization solutions of multi-variable constrained nonlinear functions in order to obtain a more accurate estimation of the TFE of wastewater control. Based on our calculation results, this paper further explained the difference in TFE and policy implications across typical industries in China, and offered policy recommendations accordingly. View Full-Text
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Yang, W.; Li, L. Efficiency Evaluation and Policy Analysis of Industrial Wastewater Control in China. Energies 2017, 10, 1201.
Yang W, Li L. Efficiency Evaluation and Policy Analysis of Industrial Wastewater Control in China. Energies. 2017; 10(8):1201.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Weixin; Li, Lingguang. 2017. "Efficiency Evaluation and Policy Analysis of Industrial Wastewater Control in China." Energies 10, no. 8: 1201.
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