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Environmental and Pro-Social Norms: Evidence from 30 Countries

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  • Benno Torgler

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    (QUT)

  • Bruno S. Frey

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  • Clevo Wilson

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    (QUT)

Abstract

The paper investigates the relationship between pro-social norms and its implications for improved environmental outcomes, an area which has been neglected in the environmental economics literature. We provide empirical evidence, demonstrating a strong link between perceived environmental cooperation (reduced public littering) and increased voluntary environmental morale, using European Values Survey (EVS) data for 30 Western and Eastern European countries. The robust results suggest that environmental morale and perceived environmental cooperation, as well as identifying the factors that strengthen these relationships, potentially bring about better environmental outcomes.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology in its series School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series with number 220.

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Date of creation: 14 Jun 2007
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Note:  Corresponding author. E-mail addresses: benno.torgler@qut.edu.au, bsfrey@iew.unizh.ch, clevo.Wilson@qut.edu.au.
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Keywords: environmental preferences; environmental morale; conditional cooperation; pro-social behaviour;

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Cited by:
  1. Ana Carolina Clark & Natalia Melgar & María Fernanda Milans & Máximo Rossi, 2011. " Percepción medioambiental de los ciudadanos latinoamericanos," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 2511, Department of Economics - dECON.
  2. Benno Torgler & María A. García Valiñas & Alison Macintyre, 2008. "Environmental Participation and Environmental Motivation," Working Papers 2008.95, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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