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Effect of transparency on changing views regarding nuclear energy before and after Japan’s 2011 natural disasters: A cross-country analysis

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  • Yamamura, Eiji

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Using cross-country data, this paper examines the influence of government transparency on changing views regarding nuclear energy before and after Japan’s natural and nuclear disasters of 2011. Empirical results show that transparency increases the rate of favor for nuclear energy.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30954.

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Date of creation: 11 May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30954

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Keywords: Natural disaster; Nuclear energy; Transparency;

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