lndugtrial and Environmental Governance Efficiency in China'g Urban Areag

  • Sufeng Wang
  • Ran Li
  • Jia Liu
  • Zhanglin Peng
  • Yu Bai
Keywords: lndugtrial, Environmental Governance


Industrial efficiency is important for the development of regional economic policies. Based on a network data envelopment analysis (DEA) methodology which considered undesirable outputs and links between sub-processes, we studied the overall industrial efficiency, pollution governance efficiency and industrial production efficiency of China's largest five urban agglomerations (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Yangtze River Delta, Middle Reaches of Yangtze River, Pearl River Delta, and Chengdu-Chongqing) during 2000-2014. Our results show that:

1) The overall industrial efficiency grows in a wave form. Yangtze River Delta and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei occupy the highest two positions in overall industrial efficiency. Environmental governance in Pearl River Delta is the most effective. Both overall industrial efficiency and environmental governance efficiency in ChengduChongqing are at the lowest position.

2) The poor efficiency of environmental pollution governance is the key factor that limits the industrial efficiency of the five urban agglomerations. The sources of the inefficiencies of the pollution governance sub-process are the inefficiencies of desirable outputs. Increasing the efficiency and technical levels of industrial pollution treatment is an important measure to improve the ecological environment of urban areas and the overall industry efficiency, which will ultimately promote more sustainable urban economic and environmental development.


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Author Biographies

Sufeng Wang

Sufeng Wang is the associate professor for center of sustainable development, Anhui Jianzhu University, China. She has been focused on environment and economy since 2009. She has extensive research experience in industrial ecology, ecological efficiency and economic growth. She earned a doctorate in business management from Hefei University of Technology. Email: wsf_china@hotmail.com.

Ran Li

Ran Li is the associate professor for center of sustainable development, Anhui Jianzhu University, China. He areas of interest include industrial economy, energy efficiency and efficiency evaluation. He holds a doctorate in business management from Hefei University of Technology. Email: 348935710@qq.com.

Jia Liu

Jia Liu is the scientific researcher for Xidian University, China. She is responsible for information management, decision support on economy and ecology. She has a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Hefei University of Technology. Email: jiliu_447@ xidian.edu.cn.

Zhanglin Peng

Zhanglin Peng is the lecturer for center of management decision optimization, Hefei University of Technology, China. He has devoted his research on the subjects of complex network theory, sustainable strateg and economic management. He earned a doctorate in in management science and engineering from Hefei University of Technology. Email: pengzhanglin@163.com.

Yu Bai

Yu Bai is the lecturer for center of management decision optimization at Hefei University of Technology, China. She mainly studies industrial transition and upgrading, sustainable development, and energy efficiency. She earned a doctorate in business management from Hefei University of Technology. Email: 260877397@qq.com.


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