Environmental performance and returns to pollution abatement in China

Shunsuke Managi, Shinji Kaneko

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Because of China's extremely rapid economic growth, the scale and seriousness of environmental problems is no longer in doubt. Whether pollution abatement technologies are utilized more efficiently is crucial in the analysis of environmental management in China. This study analyzes how the performance of environmental management has changed over time using province level data for 1992-2003. Mixed results for environmental performance are shown using nonparametric estimation technique. We find that environmental performance index, abatement effort, and increasing returns to pollution abatement play important roles in determining the pollution level over the period of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1651
Number of pages9
JournalEcological Economics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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