Deadweight loss in environmental policy: the case of the European Union member states
Bazyli Czyżewski , Anna Matuszczak , Jan Polcyn , Katarzyna Smędzik-Ambroży , Jakub Staniszewski
AbstractWith increased competition for scarce public financial resources and increased pressure on environmental policy, it is necessary to determine the effectiveness of current environmental policy. Therefore, the aim of this article was to determine the deadweight loss in public spending on the preservation of environment quality, including national expenditures, and the Common Agricultural Policy in individual EU countries between the years of 2005–2016. To determine the relative differences in efficiency on environmental policy between EU countries, bootstrapped data envelopment analysis and Malmquist total factor productivity index decomposition was used. It was found that, generally, the environmental prospects for European countries has improved over the last decade and have been reversely correlated to the deadweight loss. However, the inefficiency level of EU countries’ policy, is on average, relatively higher than what was reported in different regions of the world. The highest efficiency of environmental spending has been, therefore, achieved in Central-Eastern European and Scandinavian countries and Spain.
|Journal series||Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, e-ISSN 1879-1786, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in Polish||Efektywność, polityka środowiskowa krajów UE, możliwości środowiskowe, zanieczyszczenie, różnorodność biologiczna|
|Keywords in English||Effectiveness, Environmental policyEU-Countries, Environmental prospects,Pollution, Biodiversity|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score||= 140.0, 03-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 2.308; : 2018 = 6.395 (2) - 2018=7.051 (5)|
|Uwagi||First online: Available online 13 March 2020|
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