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Is Environmental Policy by Public Procurement Effective?

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  • Lundberg, Sofia

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå School of Business and Economics)

  • Marklund, Per-Olov

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå School of Business and Economics)

  • Strömbäck, Elon

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå School of Business and Economics)

Abstract

Advocates of green public procurement (GPP) argue that the public sector can use its purchasing power to influence producers and consumers to reduce their negative impact on the environment. Our aim is to assess GPP as an environmental policy instrument and its ability to lead to the achievement of environmental objectives. Central to our analysis is the extent to which polluting firms choose to adapt to the public sector’s environmental requirements and to invest in greener technologies. Our theoretical finding is that the potential of GPP to function as an objective effective instrument of environmental policy is limited and can actually be counterproductive. From an environmental policy point of view, it is crucial that the GPP aims for an environmental standard beyond the technology of the polluting firms and is designed with reference to defined environmental objectives.

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  • Lundberg, Sofia & Marklund, Per-Olov & Strömbäck, Elon, 2015. "Is Environmental Policy by Public Procurement Effective?," Umeå Economic Studies 911, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0911
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    1. Sundström, David, 2016. "A Comparison of Techniques to Evaluate Policies in Public Procurement," Umeå Economic Studies 928, Umeå University, Department of Economics, revised 17 Jun 2016.
    2. repec:spr:epolin:v:45:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s40812-017-0085-6 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    auctions; compliance cost; environmental policy; endogenous entry; sustainability;

    JEL classification:

    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • H57 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Procurement
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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