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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice
 

An analysis of integrated environmental and economic efficiency of the Southern Federal District regions

Vol. 15, Iss. 5, MAY 2017

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Received: 26 September 2016

Received in revised form: 14 October 2016

Accepted: 31 October 2016

Available online: 15 May 2017

Subject Heading: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONS

JEL Classification: O44, Q01

Pages: 845-858

https://doi.org/10.24891/re.15.5.845

Sal'nikova A.A. Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation
salnikova.anastasia89@gmail.com

Importance The article deals with the issues of rational planning and simulation of negative environmental effects. The economic and ecological systems of regions of the Southern Federal District and region-specific environmental effects are the subject of the research.
Objectives The article aims to perform a qualitative analysis of the calculated coefficients of effectiveness of regional economic systems of the Southern Federal District subjects.
Methods For the study, I used the methods of data envelopment analysis, statistical analysis, and the qualitative analysis.
Results The article presents the results obtained concerning the performance of various regions of the Southern Federal District by economy’s development, measures to maintain a satisfactory level of regional ecology, and human impact on the ecosystem. No region of the considered ones shows a good case of eco-efficient economy.
Conclusions Most of the Southern Federal District regions have an average efficiency of economy. Some of them are ineffective. The District regions show a growth of unwanted parameter values such as the amount of waste if recycling is not effective.

Keywords: sustainable development, data envelopment analysis, ecology, environmental performance, environmental effects

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