robust estimators

Towards a culture of environmental efficiency: An application of conditional partial nonparametric frontiers. In common with N. Tzeremes. MPRA Paper 28690, University Library of Munich, Germany.

Due to the fact that norms govern individual behavior, which in turn it is related to the environmental behaviour, this study tries to establish a link between human behavior (in terms of cultural values) and the environment. With the use of robust frontiers this paper constructs countries’ environmental efficiency ratios. Then it conditions these ratios with countries’ cultural values in order to capture their effect on the calculated environmental efficiency measures.