Comparative Analysis on the Green Productivity and Its Determinants among G20 Countries

G20 국가들의 녹색생산성과 그 결정요인의 비교분석

  • Choi, Yongrok (School of International Trade & Regional Studies Inha University)
  • 최용록 (인하대학교 경상대학 국제통상학부)
  • Received : 2011.11.02
  • Accepted : 2011.12.10
  • Published : 2011.12.30


The global economic crisis made most of governments to overcome the economic depression as well as the challenging tasks for global warming. It is not easy political vision to harmonize these two rabbits race, and thus it needs to be developed new paradigm for the sustainable development. Unfortunately, the traditional cost-approach based productivity could not resolve this trade-off relation. Therefore, the paper is aimed to develop new approach on the green productivity index with the DEA models in the 1st stage, and then based on these green productivity scores, the paper is analyzed the determinants of these green productivity in the 2nd stage among the G 20 countries. The empirical result shows that the effect of GDP, carbon intensity, and capital and labor intensity toward the green growth is positive on the green productivity, while the level of government efforts is not significant on the green productivity.