2021年7月，公共经济与社会保障系张平副教授、硕士生余田田及其合作者在SCI二区期刊Frontiers in Energy Research上发表题为“How Does Target-Based Performance Evaluation Affect the Accuracy of Energy-Saving Data: Evidence From China”的论文。
内容摘要：Energy intensity measured by energy consumption per unit of GDP has always been the main assessment indicator for the design of energy-saving policies，but its accuracy is highly dependent on the reliability of GDP data. This paper finds that the indicator accuracy is improving after the central government has included energy intensity into the performance appraisal system for local officials. This means that the energy-saving target-based performance evaluation has restrained the data misrepresentation behavior of local officials. Further mechanism analysis shows that the pressure of energy saving restricts the development of the industrial sector，which weakens the ability of local governments to manipulate GDP data，thus improving the accuracy of energy intensity statistics. These findings provide some insightful references for China’s future green development and policy design.