Performance Evaluating Energy, Economic and Environmental Performance with an Integrated Approach of Data Envelopment Analysis and Game Theory

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Iran


This research has been carried out with the aim of evaluating the energy, economic and environmental performance of selected countries that export energy resources with the integrated approach of data envelopment analysis (DEA) and game theory. The methodology of this research, including super-efficiency and cross-efficiency methods have also been used to rank efficient countries before the cooperation phase. Then, in the cooperation phase, each country is investigated using the method of cooperative games theory and Shapley's value. The resulting model was implemented and the rank of the efficient countries was compared with each other in the super-efficiency and cross-efficiency method (before cooperation) and the Shapley’s value method (after cooperation). The results showed that Qatar and Yemen have the highest, Lebanon and Jordan the lowest energy efficiency; Kuwait, Qatar and Turkmenistan have the highest economic efficiency, Iran and Turkey have the lowest economic efficiency; UAE and Qatar have the highest, Iran and Jordan the lowest environmental efficiency.

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Performance Evaluating Energy, Economic and Environmental Performance with an Integrated Approach of Data Envelopment Analysis and Game Theory


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