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Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditure in Romania: A Multilevel Analysis

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  • Caporale, Guglielmo Maria

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    (Brunel University)

  • Rault, Christophe

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    (University of Orléans)

  • Sova, Robert

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    (CREST & University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Sova, Anamaria

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    (E.B.R.C. Bucharest)

Abstract

The transition process in Central and Eastern Europe was associated with growing environmental awareness. This paper analyses the determinants of Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditure (PACE) at plant level in the case of Romania using survey data and a Multilevel Regression Model (MRM). Our findings suggest that, although Romania has improved its environmental performance, formal and informal regulation are still only partially developed due to the difficulties of economic transition, and heterogeneity across regions remains considerable.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5041.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Publication status: forthcoming in: Environmental and Resource Economics, 2013
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5041

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Keywords: transition economy; pollution abatement and control expenditure; Multilevel Regression Model (MRM);

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