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Less financial constraints, more clean production? New evidence from China

Dongyang Zhang and Wenping Zheng

Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 175, issue C, 80-83

Abstract: This paper explores the effects of financial constraints on pollution abatement at firm level in China. By using a novel matched data contains rich financing information and air pollution protection variables, we find financial constraints hinder air pollution abatement significantly, whereas state-owned factor can alleviate financial constraints through external financial resources and better support pollution expense than privately and foreign owned firms.

Keywords: Pollution abatement; Financial constrains; Ownership discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G3 L6 Q2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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