FEEM working papers "Note di lavoro" series
2002 .090

Environmental effects of consumption: An approach using DEA and cost sharing


Authors: Hans Keiding
Series: Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Editor: Carlo Carraro
Type: Book
Keywords: consumption activities,environmental effects,cost sharing,data envelopment analysis
JEL n.: D24,C71,Q25
JEL: Game Practice and the Environment
Pages: 164-184
Published in: Edward Elgar
Date: 2004

Abstract

In the paper we propose an to evaluation of the environmental effects of consumption activities. The approach consists of two steps, namely (1) assignment of environmental effects to consumption activities, for which we propose to use the methods of (multidimensional) cost sharing, and (2) a comparison of the effects of different consumption activities using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), in which relative indices of pollution for the actitivies can be computed.An application is given using Danish national account data.
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