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Sustainability 2016, 8(12), 1230; doi:10.3390/su8121230

Input-Output Analysis for Sustainability by Using DEA Method: A Comparison Study between European and Asian Countries

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Department of Business Administration, National Central University, 300, Jhongda Rd., Jhongli, Taoyuan 32001, Taiwan
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Department of Accounting Information, Chihlee University of Technology, 313, Sec. 1, Wunhua Rd., Banciao District, New Taipei City 22050, Taiwan
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Department of Financial Management, National Defense University, 70, Sec. 2, Jhongyang N. Rd., Beitou, Taipei 11258, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 16 September 2016 / Revised: 31 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 November 2016 / Published: 28 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

Policymakers around the world are confronted with the challenge of balancing between economic development and environmental friendliness, which entails a robust set of measures in energy efficiency and environmental protection. The increasing complexity of these issues has imposed pressure on the Asian countries that have been acting as global factories. This paper proposes a meta-frontier slacks-based measure (SBM) data envelopment analysis (DEA) model, with the hope that policymakers clarify the relationship between labor force, energy consumption, government expenditures, GDP, and CO2 emissions. Clarification of the causal relationship can serve as a template for policy decisions and ease concerns regarding the potential adverse effects of carbon reduction and energy efficiency on the economy. The results show: (1) Developing countries should establish their own climate change governance and policy frameworks; (2) Developed economies should seek to lower carbon emissions; (3) Energy policies play a pivotal role in energy efficiency improvement; (4) Top-down efforts are critical for the success of carbon reduction policies; (5) Learning from the success of developed countries helps to improve the effectiveness of energy policies; (6) Environmental policies should be formulated, and new production technologies, pollution prevention measures, and treatment methods should be introduced; (7) Governments are suggested to build long-term independent management institutions to promote energy cooperation and exchange. View Full-Text
Keywords: meta-frontier; economic growth; energy policy; undesirable output; sustainability; input-output analysis meta-frontier; economic growth; energy policy; undesirable output; sustainability; input-output analysis
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Tsai, W.-H.; Lee, H.-L.; Yang, C.-H.; Huang, C.-C. Input-Output Analysis for Sustainability by Using DEA Method: A Comparison Study between European and Asian Countries. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1230.

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