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L’Impact De La Taille Des Firmes Industrielles Sur La Courbe De Kuznets Environnementale : Le Cas Des Émissions De So2 En Chine

  • Jean-Michel Larivière

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Jie He

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

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L’intensité de pollution inférieure des firmes de grande taille et leurs moindres coûts marginaux de réduction des émissions demeurent un fait largement documenté dans la littérature empirique. En poursuivant les intuitions de Merlevede et al (2006), nous examinons l’hypothèse qu’avec l’accroissement du développement économique, la présence de firmes industrielles de taille supérieure (en moyenne) devienne négativement associée aux émissions de SO2 en raison de l’avantage comparatif des grandes firmes à réduire leurs émissions polluantes à un moindre coût marginal. La courbe de Kuznets environnementale (CKE) est l’instrument par lequel nous comparons l’impact de la présence de grandes firmes sur les émissions de SO2 per capita de 29 provinces et villes chinoises. Pour vérifier la robustesse des résultats, trois différents indicateurs de taille sont retenus. Même si les estimations tendent à confirmer que les firmes de grande taille sont associées à une meilleure performance environnementale, les résultats demeurent fortement sensibles au choix de la forme fonctionnelle.

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