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Private Property Rights and Pollution in Emerging Market Economies

  • Yang, Zhenzeng

I use cross-country panel data to show that strengthening of private property rights protection lowers pollution emission intensity. The finding is robust to the inclusion of many controls and use of different independent variables. This paper provides preliminary empirical evidence for property rights theory of environmental goods, and suggests that completely specifying property rights is an important approach to response to environmental degradation.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 48717.

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Date of creation: 30 Jul 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48717
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  1. Dean, Judith M. & Lovely, Mary E. & Wang, Hua, 2005. "Are foreign investors attracted to weak environmental regulations? Evaluating the evidence from China," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3505, The World Bank.
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