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Evaluating Environmental Efficiency of Turkish Cities by Data Envelopment Analysis

Paper Topic: 
Environmental Mangement Policies
 
Volume: 
 
Issue: 
 

Pages :
281 - 290

Corresponing Author: 
Abdullah Korkut Üstün
 
Authors: 
Üstün, A. K.
Paper ID: 
gnest_01455
Paper Status: 
Published
Date Paper Accepted: 
22/04/2015
Paper online: 
24/04/2015
Abstract: 

Turkey is a developing country and has achieved impressive economic development in recent years. But this rapid growth has brought in many environmental problems in Turkish cities, such as air pollution, water pollution etc. In order to eliminate these problems, environmental performances of the city administrations must be evaluated. The objective of this empirical study is to evaluate the environmental efficiency of 81 Turkish provinces for the year 2010 by using by Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique. Efficient and inefficient units were determined in the system by four proposed DEA models. According to each model, the environmental efficiency maps of Turkey are constructed and the risky regions of the country are determined. 

Keywords: 
Data Envelopment Analysis, mathematical modelling, environmental efficiency, air pollution, water pollution,Turkey, sustainable development