António Cardoso Marques

António Cardoso Marques
Universidade da Beira Interior | UBI · Department of Management and Economics

Full Professor
Director at UBI of the Ph.D. Program in Economics

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Introduction
Ph.D. Economics (University of Porto) and Aggregation in Economics (UBI). Full Professor of industrial economics, competition and regulation and energy economics at the Management and Economics Department of the University of Beira Interior. Director of the Master in Economics and Director at UBI of the Ph.D. program in Economics.
Additional affiliations
March 2005 - present
Universidade da Beira Interior
Position
  • Scientific Coordinator of the Economics & Finance research area of NECE-UBI
Education
September 2001 - October 2005
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Industrial Economics

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Publications (184)
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This research proposes a new system that classifies electricity demand in both levels and time periods and uses intraday data to provide a deeper understanding and inform the design of appropriate demand-side management measures. This classification divides the day into three periods with contrasting electricity demand levels; two with peaks, 6:15...
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The effects that the Latin America and Caribbean capital stock (public and private) had on the income inequality levels of 18 countries from this region were analysed, over a period ranging from 1995 to 2017, recurring to an autoregressive distributed lag model in the form of an unrestricted error correction model. The results from the three models...
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A paradigm shift from a linear economy to a circular economy is crucial to reduce pressure on the environment and to improve the security of supply of primary raw materials. Under this new paradigm, governed by the imperatives of “reduce, reuse, and recycle”, the extraction of primary resources is minimised by extending the useful life of existing...
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The quest for safe energy in the EU has increasingly led to a policy of zero nuclear power and a shift towards renewable sources. The phasing out of nuclear power is being carefully undertaken, so as not create negative externalities, even though not all countries are ready to make this move, and despite the valuable role nuclear energy can play in...
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Using an ARDL model for a panel of 15 OECD countries, this work analyses the impact that FDI, both jointly and by sector, has on CO2 emissions. The findings reveal that these countries are yielding to the pressure on the trade sector. Unexpectedly, gross fixed capital formation shrink pollution, excluding in the mining sector. With findings support...
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Within the context of globalization, sustainable development is an issue which is frequently deliberated over by policymakers, both locally and globally. A challenge surfaces as to how to grow economies sustainably and efficiently. With this in mind, a question arises: Can globalization promote sustainable development and energy efficiency? The mai...
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The sustainable development agenda has been driving the global debate on environmental policy for several years now. Developed countries have stricter environmental controls and are under pressure from international agencies to cut pollution. However, many of these countries have been accused of using Foreign Direct Investment to shift their enviro...
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Electricity interconnections have become increasingly common as a means of integrating electricity markets, expediting the exchange of electricity, and thereby creating balanced electricity systems. These interconnections also facilitate the incorporation of intermittent renewable energy sources, ensuring greater energy security and reliability in...
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This paper aims to extend the literature on the impacts of China’s policies on the world energy–growth nexus by analyzing the spillover effects of financial development and CO2 emissions. An autoregressive distributed lag approach was applied to annual series data from 1977 to 2016. Models for four world regions were developed, as well as a global...
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An energy transition is currently underway around the world, in response to the objectives laid out by international agreements. Since the Kyoto protocol and the Paris agreement, countries have been making considerable efforts to replace fossil fuels with alternative sources in the electricity generation mix. The energy transition of each country d...
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The increase in human-induced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released into the atmosphere is one of the biggest concerns around the globe. The waste sector contributes significantly to this verified increase in emissions, not only because of the quantity of waste generated, but also because of waste treatment, a highly polluting process. To deal wi...
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Given the impact of food consumption on climate change and the scarcity of natural resources, along with its effect on public health, a new dietary transition away from environmentally burdensome and unhealthy foods is needed. To promote such a transition in the dietary habits of consumers, it is crucial to understand what motivates their consumpti...
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In the context of globalisation, is a country’s level of development an obstacle to its environmental performance? The main objective of this research is to identify the role played in the environmental performance of countries with different levels of development, globalisation, and environmental regulation, by the three dimensions and two new mea...
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The impacts of the tourism sector on the overall eco-efficiency of 22 Latin America and Caribbean countries from 1995 to 2016 were examined. A Data Envelopment Analysis was used to calculate the overall eco-efficiency of each country (considering the CO2 emissions as the input and the GDP as the output). Posteriorly, a Panel Autoregressive Distribu...
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Environmental protection should be a primary factor in the evolution of the dominant transportation energy paradigm. This paper takes a fresh approach to this issue by analysing the relationship between conventional and alternative energy sources in transportation, economic growth and emissions. This is a previously unexplored topic in literature,...
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Can globalisation and foreign direct investment shape sustainable development? Foreign direct investment is one of the main drivers for the transfer of polluting industries. With this in mind, the main objective of this research is to identify the role played by foreign direct investment (flow and stock), globalisation (de jure and de facto), corru...
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Achieving sustainable development while avoiding further environmental degradation is a crucial challenge faced by society today. The African countries in this study have shown considerable growth, but still face various barriers to comply with international environmental agreements. This paper analyses the effect of globalisation and corruption on...
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There is no doubt that economic growth is one of the main drivers of pollution. Climate change, caused by increased emissions, has harmful and irreversible effects on economies as a whole. This paper intends to contribute to the current debate on the factors that help reduce emissions, by presenting empirical evidence on the role of environmental r...
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With the growing population and increasing purchasing power, the sustainability of the food sector is questioned as environmental externalities derive from consumption, mainly the emission of greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change. Academic literature has suggested strategies to efficiently manage food consumption, but one of the main...
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In an era of globalization, climate change is considered a huge threat to humanity. With this in mind, and while countries continue to seek economic growth, the question arises: what are the repercussions of globalization on the environment? Through an analysis of the relationship between economic development and environmental degradation, assessin...
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This paper seeks to analyse the adoption of Energy Efficiency Measures in non-residential buildings. Based on the concepts of agency theory and absorptive capacity, the propensity of Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises in Portugal to adopt energy efficiency in lighting, insulation, and the replacement and operation of heating, was evaluated...
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This study investigates the relationship between wholesale electricity price behaviour and the integration of new renewable energy sources in the electricity system in Portugal. The research analyses two different samples, namely: the significant deployment of wind power versus the abrupt increase in the installed capacity of solar photovoltaic. Da...
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In this study, we analysed the role of public and private capital stock in the energy intensity of 21 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries from 1970 to 2014. The empirical analysis of this study was based on three methodologies, namely: 1) the panel autoregressive distributed lag (P-ARDL) model; 2) the log t regression test method and the c...
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In this study, we analysed the relationship between public capital stock, private capital stock and economic growth for a group of 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries from 1970 to 2014. To achieve our goals, the panel vector autoregression methodology, panel dynamic ordinary least squares and panel fully modified ordinary least squares estima...
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The transportation sector represents an important barrier to decarbonising economies. The introduction of electric vehicles seems to be a promising solution; however, the intensive use of such vehicles remains a challenge for economies. By using the two-stage Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method, this paper aims to provide useful insights to enla...
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Besides bringing countries closer, the effects of globalization can help increase the production of goods and services, and foster economic growth. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the processes of globalization. One aspect of globalization that has piqued the interest of economists, is the transfer of polluting industries between countrie...
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This research proves, using daily data, that net demand has a higher impact on the German wholesale market price than the traditional concept of electricity demand. The aim of this paper is to develop a broader framework for the design of new tariffs for German consumers, taking net demand as its primary reference. To accomplish this, a classificat...
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This paper introduces an innovative line of study to the current literature, by assessing the interactions, in France, between electricity sources, and periods with differing electricity consumption; namely morning off-peak, morning peak, middle off-peak, and night peak, using high-frequency data, specifically, daily data. This paper also analyses...
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In this study, we analysed the effects that the Latin America and Caribbean capital stock (public and private) had on the income inequality levels of 18 countries from this region, over a time span ranging from 1995 to 2017. To achieve the goals of this investigation, the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model in the form of an unrestricted er...
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An extensive decomposition analysis was used to research the primary driving forces behind energy-related carbon dioxide emissions per capita for the period 1993 to 2017 in a panel of South American countries. Evidence was found that the effect of per capita renewable productivity was challenging and compromised in South Latin American countries. D...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to focus on global energy consumption using the economic growth nexus, the prevalent energy hypothesis at a global level and the impact of the main historical events assessed for the period from 1965 to 2015. Design/methodology/approach Given the confirmed presence of endogeneity and cointegration between energ...
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The impact of China’s financial openness and economic growth on consumption of fossil fuels was analyzed for a panel of ten Latin American countries, throughout thirtyfour years (from 1980 to 2014). An Autoregressive Distributed Lag in the form of Unrestricted Error Correction Model was used as the chosen econometric methodology. The results showed...
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This study examines the impacts of globalization and economic freedom on the economic growth of a group of 24 developing countries from the Latin America and Caribbean over a time span ranging from 1995 to 2015. We have constructed two models, one with the globalization’s overall value and another with the political, social and economic dimensions...
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Globalization as a mechanism to connect people at distance and share knowledge has been flourishing. Simultaneously, environmental degradation has been increasing, as reflected in global warming. Through three dimensions, the economic, the social and political, and two measures, de jure and de facto, this study provides a disaggregated analysis of...
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We investigate the relationship between electricity generated in the waste sector and landfill, GHG emissions generated by waste disposal, the renewable energy consumption in the waste sector, Gross Domestic Product per capita, and the domestic material consumption (fossil energy materials), in the EU-15 countries, over the period from 2001 to 2017...
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This work proposes a new Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis by considering the economic diversification in the analysis between economic growth and carbon emissions for a set of 9 OPEC countries in the period 1974 - 2016. To study the relationship between environmental degradation and/or improvement and economic growth, we propose to eval...
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This study focuses on the natural gas-economic growth nexus and intends to test the hypothesis of the “resource curse”. Panel data techniques were applied to investigate the role of natural gas in economic growth for 25 producers of natural gas, from 1993 to 2015. Three different approaches were used and compared to test the “resource curse” hypoth...
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The per capita primary energy consumption-economic growth nexus is examined in a panel of oil-producing countries over a long period (1970-2015), controlling for the exports of goods and services, the ratio of oil production to oil consumption, the oil rents, and international crude oil prices. It is confirmed that these countries share common spat...
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It can be said that economic growth, providing it ensures a clean and safe environment, is one of the main objectives of many countries. With this in mind, an important question needs to be asked; what is the relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth? This can only be answered through an empirical analysis. By carrying out such an...
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The Portuguese and the Spanish electricity generation systems are analysed in this paper. The Iberian market has been isolated and has an increasing proportion of renewable sources. The main objective of this study is to understand how electricity generation sources are interacting with electricity wholesale prices. The VAR approach was used becaus...
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Academic literature has reflected increasing concerns about the trade-off between preserving the environment and economic growth. To address these concerns, new measurements are needed to evaluate sustainable development, given the limitations of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in quantifying welfare and sustainability. Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI...
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This presentation is about the relocation of polluting industries to countries with less severe environmental regulations regarding the carbon dioxide emissions targets. In this work we use an application with game theory to simulate alternative scenarios that could make it possible to reverse the Pollution Haven Hypothesis. One concludes that the...
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Australia has celebrated twenty-six consecutive years of economic growth without a recession. Simultaneously, it is one of the ten largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG). This paper employed the Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index method to provide evidence of the effect of decoupling economic growth from GHG emissions for all Australian sectors and...
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The impact of fiscal and financial incentive policies for renewable energy on CO2 emissions was examined in twelve Latin American countries over the period of 1980-2014. The ARDL model in the form of UECM was computed. The outcomes of preliminary tests proved the presence of low-multicollinearity, cross-section dependence, the unit roots in the var...
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The relationship between financial openness, renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and economic growth was examined in twelve Latin American countries over the period of 1980 to 2014. The panel vector auto regression (PVAR) model was used. The preliminary tests showed the presence of a high correlation between the consumpti...
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In a context of energy transition, the objectives of both economic growth and sustainability are increasingly influenced by political agendas worldwide. Assuming that growth and sustainability may be divergent, the question of how they are measured arises. Therefore this chapter considers two different approaches: the economic growth approach, usin...
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The Extended Energy-Growth Nexus: Theory and Empirical Applications advances the established bivariate econometric relationship which inextricably links energy consumption to economic growth. The book extends this "nexus" to accommodate variables such as globalization, institutional variables, financial variables and the energy "mix." Rooted firmly...
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The design of energy policies, particularly those focused on supporting renewable energy sources, is crucial for facing the major challenges of combining economic growth and sustainable development. This paper focuses on forty-six countries across the world, in three datasets of Global, European, and OECD countries. The timespan under analysis runs...
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In this presentation, we analysed the relationship between public capital stock, private capital stock, and economic growth for a group of 30 Latin America and Caribbean countries from 1970 to 2014. To achieve our goals the panel vector autoregression (PVAR) methodology, and the panel dynamic ordinary least squares (PDOLS), and the panel fully modi...
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This article focuses on the analysis of the main determinant drivers of CO2 emission changes together with the state of decoupling for a set of six Central American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama, in four 5-year time-spans, between the years of 1994-2014. To accomplish the first objective proposed, initial...
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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact that variables such as waste disposed by Landfill, Renewable Energy extracted from waste and Electricity generated from waste have on the score for Eco-efficiency for a set of European countries (EU15) for the period between 2001 and 2015. Eco-efficiency is measured by using the ratio of the GDP p...
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The global warming is considered a huge threat for humanity, and for several years, economic growth was considered the main cause for environmental degradation. However, in the reality of an era of globalization and with an increasing economic activity what are the consequences on environment? The present analysis intends to show the effect of glob...
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This research discloses an innovative line of analysis, by evaluating, for France, the interactions between electricity consumption levels, and the time-periods of that consumption. The assessment provided by this research could provide a suitable framework to develop new Demand-Side Management programs in the future. This analysis could also const...
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This research presents a ground-breaking and advance line of study of Demand-side Management policies. It assesses the relationships between electricity consumption levels, and time-periods, in Germany. To do that it introduces an innovative consumption classification, and respective nomenclature, by level computed by weekly days of month, and thre...
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This research discloses an innovative line of analysis, by evaluating, for France, the interactions between electricity consumption levels, and the time-periods of that consumption. The assessment provided by this research could provide a suitable framework to develop new Demand-Side Management programs in the future. This analysis could also const...
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The impact of financial openness on environmental degradation, mainly via carbon dioxide emissions, was investigated for a panel of twenty-one Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, throughout thirtyfive years (from 1980 to 2014). An Autoregressive Distributed Lag model was used to decompose the total effects of the variables into their shor...
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This research aims to analyse the impact of feed-in tariffs, feed-in premiums, and capacity payments on electricity generation by source. It also assesses their consequences for interactions between electricity sources, while considering the market price. Monthly data for Spain, from January of 2010 to February of 2017, and the Autoregressive Distr...
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This paper introduces an innovative line of study to the current literature, by assessing interactions, in France, between electricity sources, and between periods with differing electricity consumption levels, namely morning peak, off-peak, and night peak, using high-frequency data, specifically daily data. This paper also analyses the impacts of...
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The worldwide electricity mix has become diversified, mainly through the exploitation of endogenous and green resources. However, doubt has been cast on the much-vaunted advantages of renewables due to some of their characteristics, such as availability, security and affordability. In fact, growth in the installed capacity of renewable energy has i...
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The expected gains from RES deployment to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) and the cut-off of external dependence of electricity sources could be important. However, it is crucial to understand the determinants of RES growth to help policymakers drawing effective energy polices, involving a commitment of both citizens and governments...
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The transition towards a low-carbon transport sector (TS) plays a fundamental role on the decarbonisation of economies. The effects of both conventional (fossil fuels) and alternative (renewable fuels and electricity) energy consumption in the transport sector, economic growth, and carbon dioxide emissions were analysed by using a panel vector auto...
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This paper aims to analyse the factors supporting the transition to new forms of mobility, namely Electric Vehicles (EV). For a deep understanding of these effects, we analysed EV, by dividing them into individual Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), which are 100% electric, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The factors examined include: pol...
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This article analyses the impact of hydroelectricity consumption on environmental degradation (CO 2 emissions) in seven South American countries, in a period from 1966 to 2015. The Unrestricted Error Correction Model (UECM) form of the Auto-regressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) was utilized. The initial tests prove the presence of heteroskedasticity,...
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This article researches the impact of financial openness on environmental degradation in the MERCOSUR countries over the time spanning from 1980 to 2014. The Panel Autoregressive Distributed Lag (PARDL), in the form of Unrestricted Error Correction Model (UECM), was computed with the purpose of decomposing the total effects of variables in their sh...
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This presentation is focused on a complete decomposition analysis in order to investigate and quantitatively analyse the main factors driving the energy-related carbon emissions per capita during the period from 1993 to 2013 to a panel of South American countries. It is shown a clear evidence of different adaptation velocities to challenges and com...
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Purpose Australia is one of the ten largest emitters of greenhouse gases but stands out from the others due to its economic growth without recession for 26 consecutive years. This paper aims to focus on the energy-growth nexus and the effects of energy consumption on the environment in Australia. Design/methodology/approach This analysis is perf...
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Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, celebrating its 26th consecutive year without a recession. However, the country is one of the ten largest emitters of greenhouse gases, mainly caused by energy use. As such, Australia is facing a trade-off between economic growth and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This paper empirically...
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This study was developed according to a two-step approach. In the first step, we provide an investigation of the changes in eco-efficiency under constant and variable return to scale, while on a second step the evaluation of the decoupling elasticity will be given. The impacts of energy, economic and environmental determinants (inputs) on the perfo...