Case Study: Environmental Performance Index (EPI) (Human and Environmental Health)

Part of the Environmental and Ecological Statistics book series (ENES)


In the EPI study, 16 indicators were introduced to analyze nations with respect to the human health and ecosystem vitality. Once again, indicators are used as proxies of an abstract principle and partial order shows how nations are ordered following these proxies.


  1. Esty, D.C., Levy, M.A., Srebotnjak, T., De Sherbinin, A., Kim, C.H. and Anderson, B. (2006). Pilot 2006 environmental performance index. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EcohydrologyLeibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland FisheriesSchöneicheGermany
  2. 2.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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