Title: Evaluation of the efficiency of regional ecological economic system based on the matrix network DEA model of the global framework

Authors: Teng Ren; Zhongbao Zhou; Sidi Li; Shijian Wu; Binghua Song

Addresses: School of Logistics and Transportation, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China Fax: +86-0731-85623945 ' School of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China ' School of Tourism Management, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410004, China ' College of Economics and Management, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China ' School of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

Abstract: This paper proposes a matrix network DEA method based on the global DEA framework. This method avoids treating the decision-making unit as a 'black box', and the overall efficiency of the combined system and the efficiency of each subsystem can be obtained by it, and the convergence of the efficiency value is tested by δ convergence test, β convergence test and club convergence test. Empirical results show that the whole, regional and provincial ecological economic efficiency levels are low. All subsystems of the ecological economic system in the eastern region are in a leading position. The economic and social efficiencies in the central region are higher than the western regions, but its ecological efficiency is lower than the western region. In addition, the results of efficiency convergence test show that the overall and social efficiencies have a divergence trend, while economic and ecological efficiencies keep steady.

Keywords: regional ecological economy; efficiency evaluation; matrix network DEA model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJADS.2022.10040352

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2022 Vol.15 No.3, pp.336 - 364

Received: 16 Jan 2021
Accepted: 28 Feb 2021

Published online: 04 May 2022 *

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