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Regulatory Environmental Federalism


  • Bouwe R. Dijkstra
  • Per G. Fredriksson

    () (School of Economics and The Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
    Department of Economics, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292)


This survey encompasses multiple areas. The theoretical literature on environmental federalism continues to expand in areas such as capital competition and political economy. On the empirical side, emphasis is put on the existence of strategic interaction among states, the effects of President Reagan's decentralization of environmental policy, and possible free-riding behavior. Moreover, the European Union is currently conducting a major policy experiment with its emissions trading scheme, which has implications for policy making in federal systems.

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  • Bouwe R. Dijkstra & Per G. Fredriksson, 2010. "Regulatory Environmental Federalism," Annual Review of Resource Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 2(1), pages 319-339, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:anr:reseco:v:2:y:2010:p:319-339

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    capital competition; strategic interaction; political economy; free riding; institutions; emissions trading;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy


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