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Decentralized Regulation, Environmental Efficiency and Productivity
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Using a unique plant-level dataset we examine green productivity growth in Sweden’s heavily regulated pulp and paper industry, which has historically been a significant contributor to air and water pollution. Our exercise is interesting as Sweden has a unique regulatory structure where plants have to comply with national environmental regulatory standards and enforcement, along with decentralised plant-specific regulations. In our analysis, we use the sequential Malmquist-Luenberger productivity index which accounts for air and water pollutants as undesirable outputs. Some of our key findings are: (1) regulation has stimulated technical change related to pollution control, and has induced plants to catch up with the best-practice technology frontier with regard to effluent abatement; (2) large plants are more heavily regulated than small plants; (3) plants in environmentally less sensitive areas or those with local importance as employer face relatively lenient regulatory constraints; (4) environmental regulations trigger localized knowledge spillovers between nearby plants, boosting their green TFP growth.

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2014.
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Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation ; 342
Keywords [en]
TFP, DEA, Sequential Malmquist - Luenberger productivity index, pulp and paper industry, pollution, environmental regulations, enforcement, plant - specific regulation, productivity, Porter hypothesis
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23492OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-23492DiVA, id: diva2:697534
Available from: 2014-02-18 Created: 2014-02-18 Last updated: 2014-02-18

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