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Environmental Quality Provision and Eco-labelling: Some Issues

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  • Laura Valentini
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    This paper is a literature survey of some relevant issues arising from environmental quality provision and eco-labelling schemes. First of all it is shown how the two topics are strictly related. Firms adopting a production process (or producing a good) more environmentally friendly than others (environmental quality provision aspect) may want to make it public (eco-labelling aspect). The survey addresses the question of optimal environmental quality provision (also as a policy tool) and firms compliance. With regard to eco-labelling, its impacts on market structure are analysed.From the empirical evidence it can be concluded that information plays a crucial role both for consumers’ and producers’ decisions. Consumers are willing to pay a higher price to be informed about the greenness of a good, and a label can really be a determinant in their choice of which brand to purchase. On the supply side, disclosing information about the environmental performance of a firm can affect investment decisions and its stock value.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:281.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2005
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    Keywords: environmental quality; eco-labellng; consumer; producers; International Economic Relations; Economics; Environment;

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    1. Toshimitsu, Tsuyoshi, 2008. "On the effects of emission standards as a non-tariff barrier to trade in the case of a foreign Bertrand duopoly: A note," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 578-584, December.
    2. Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu, 2007. "On the Effects of Emission Standards as Technical Barriers to Trade: A Foreign Duopoly Case," Discussion Paper Series, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University 34, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, revised Jun 2007.

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