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Does Plant Ownership Affect the Level of Pollution Abatement Expenditure?

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  • Alan Collins
  • Richard I. D. Harris

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This paper considers a number of hypotheses. Primary among them is the notion that foreign-owned plants spend more on pollution abatement than do domestically owned plants after controlling for productive efficiency and cognizant of the prevailing regulatory regime. The evidence drawn upon in the first econometric assessment of this contention is plant level data from the U.K. metal manufacturing industry. In essence, this study directly estimates the influence of ownership and efficiency characteristics in firms’ decisions regarding whether to spend or not on pollution control and how much to spend.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 78 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 171-189

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:78:y:2002:i:2:p:171-189

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  1. Jaraite, Jurate & Kažukauskas, Andrius & Lundgren, Tommy, 2012. "Determinants of Environmental Expenditure and Investment: Evidence from Sweden," CERE Working Papers 2012:7, CERE - the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics.
  2. Randy A. Becker & Ronald J. Shadbegian & Carl Pasurka, 2013. "Do Environmental Regulations Disproportionately Affect Small Businesses? Evidence from the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey," NCEE Working Paper Series 201206, National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, revised Aug 2013.
  3. Richard Harris & John Moffat, 2011. "Plant-level Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Great Britain, 1997-2006," SERC Discussion Papers 0064, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
  4. Stefanie Haller & Liam Murphy, 2012. "Corporate Expenditure on Environmental Protection," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 51(2), pages 277-296, February.
  5. John P. Weche Geluebcke & Isabella Wedl, 2013. "Environmental Protection of Foreign Firms in Germany: Does the country of origin matter?," Working Paper Series in Economics 267, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
  6. Leonard, J. Mark & Decker, Christopher S., 2012. "Determinants of voluntary electricity demand management program participation," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 17-21.

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