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Industrial Ownership and Environmental Performance: Evidence from China

  • Hua Wang

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  • Yanhong Jin
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This study explores the differences in pollution control performance of industries with different types of ownership – State owned (SOE), collectively or community owned (COE), and privately owned (POE). A theoretic analysis is conducted and followed by an empirical assessment with Chinese data. The empirical results show that the COEs in China have better environmental performances in water pollution discharges than the SOEs and the POEs, suggesting that COEs may internalize environmental externalities. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007

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Article provided by Springer & European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 36 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 255-273

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:36:y:2007:i:3:p:255-273
DOI: 10.1007/s10640-006-9027-x
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