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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice
 

Assessing the regional environmental management system's efficiency based on data envelopment models

Vol. 20, Iss. 6, JUNE 2021

Received: 29 April 2021

Received in revised form: 10 May 2021

Accepted: 24 May 2021

Available online: 29 June 2021

Subject Heading: INTEGRATED ECONOMIC-SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

JEL Classification: C67, Q58

Pages: 1014–1042

https://doi.org/10.24891/ea.20.6.1014

Svetlana V. RATNER V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
lanarat@mail.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3485-5595

Andrei O. KOVALEV V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
andreykovalev193@gmail.com

ORCID id: not available

Subject. The article addresses the eco-efficiency of regional economy.
Objectives. The purpose is to design a methodology for assessing the comparative effectiveness of regional environmental management systems, taking into account the significant heterogeneity of regions in terms of eco-efficiency; develop approaches to assessing the eco-efficiency of regional economic systems; integrate these approaches into a single methodology.
Methods. The study employs general scientific research methods.
Results. The developed approach involves simultaneous solution of two tasks in the data envelopment analysis; one of them is formulated to assess the eco-efficiency of region's economy, and the other – to assess the value for money, aimed at protecting the environment in the region. The solution of these two problems enables to receive a large amount of data that can be used in designing strategies for regional development.
Conclusions. The paper offers a new approach to solving the problems of comparative assessment of the effectiveness of regional environmental management systems, considering the structural heterogeneity of regional economies. The findings can be used to elaborate measures to encourage the activities of regional authorities in the field of environmental management and increase their responsibility for the effectiveness of environmental measures.

Keywords: efficiency, environmental management system, Data Envelopment Analysis, dynamic task

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