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Political Institutions, Environmental Policy and Growth

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  • Marsiliani, Laura
  • Renström, Thomas I
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    We analyse the impact of micro-founded political institutions on environmental policy and economic growth. We model an overlapping-generations economy, where individuals differ in preferences over the environment (as well as in age). Labour taxation and capital taxation is used to finance a public good and a public production factor, period by period. The underlying political institution is a parliament. Party entry, parliamentary composition, coalition formation, and bargaining are endogenous. The benchmark is when all decisions are taken in parliament. We compare this constitution with an independent regulator, elected in parliament. The regulatory regime causes lower pollution, but production inefficiency.

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    Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 4670.

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    Keywords: bargaining; comparative politics; endogenous growth; environmental policy; overlapping generations; taxation; voting;

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    1. Marsiliani, Laura & Renström, Thomas I, 2007. "Political Institutions and Economic Growth," CEPR Discussion Papers 6143, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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