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Regulation, reputation, and environmental risk


  • Banerjee, Prasenjit
  • Shogren, Jason F.


This paper examines how preferences for social reputation affect the design of monetary incentives in an efficient mechanism for environmental risk. Our results are a high reputation firm receives less than optimal transfer; the low reputation firm sacrifices information rent.

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  • Banerjee, Prasenjit & Shogren, Jason F., 2010. "Regulation, reputation, and environmental risk," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 106(1), pages 45-47, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:106:y:2010:i:1:p:45-47

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    Cited by:

    1. Banerjee, Prasenjit & Shogren, Jason F., 2012. "Material interests, moral reputation, and crowding out species protection on private land," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 137-149.
    2. Yildiz, Özgür, 2014. "Lehren aus der Verhaltensökonomik für die Gestaltung umweltpolitischer Maßnahmen
      [Lessons from behavioral economics for the design of environmental policy measures]
      ," MPRA Paper 59360, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Qin, Botao & Shogren, Jason F., 2015. "Social norms, regulation, and environmental risk," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 129(C), pages 22-24.


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