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Third Party Certification and the Effectiveness of Voluntary Pollution Abatement Programs: Evidence from Responsible Care

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  • Vidovic, Martina
  • Khanna, Neha
  • Delgado, Michael S.
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    Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. with number 150706.

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    Keywords: self-regulation; certification; difference-in-difference; semi-parametric model; heterogeneity; American Chemistry Council; Environmental Economics and Policy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Q53; Q58; L60;

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    1. Abdoul G. Sam & Madhu Khanna & Robert Innes, 2009. "Voluntary Pollution Reduction Programs, Environmental Management, and Environmental Performance: An Empirical Study," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 85(4), pages 692-711.
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