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When do firms benefit from environmental regulations? A simple microeconomic approach to the Porter controversy


Bonato, Dario; Schmutzler, Armin (2000). When do firms benefit from environmental regulations? A simple microeconomic approach to the Porter controversy. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Swiss journal of economics and statistics, 136(4):499-516.

Abstract

Michael Porter and others have recently argued that suitable environmental regulations are likely to induce cost-reducing innovations. We analyze under which conditions such arguments might be consistent with microeconomic analysis, and under which additional conditions the firms' benefits might exceed the costs. It turns out that this requires fairly specific conditions.

Michael Porter and others have recently argued that suitable environmental regulations are likely to induce cost-reducing innovations. We analyze under which conditions such arguments might be consistent with microeconomic analysis, and under which additional conditions the firms' benefits might exceed the costs. It turns out that this requires fairly specific conditions.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:17
Publisher:Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics
ISSN:0303-9692
Additional Information:Free full text article
Related URLs:http://www.szvs.ch/index_e.php
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-1141

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