Measurement and Influencing Factors Analysis of TFEE in Middle Reaches of the Yellow River

Authors:Yu Shang, Yue Lv, Haibin Liu, Xiaoli L. Etienne


From the perspective of prefecture-level cities, this paper takes the middle reaches of the Yellow River as the research object. The SBM model is used to estimate the total factor energy efficiency in the middle reaches of the Yellow River from 2008 to 2016, and the Tobit model is used to test the six external factors affecting total factor energy efficiency. The results show that: total factor energy efficiency of different areas is different. Henan Province has the highest total factor energy efficiency, followed by Shaanxi Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Shanxi Province. Except Shanxi Province, the economic development has a significant positive impact on the middle reaches of the Yellow River and the other three provinces, and the proportion of production factors has a significant negative impact on the middle reaches of the Yellow River and the other three provinces. The other factors show different influence in different regions and even have no significant impact in some areas.

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