Environmental regulation and firm exports: Evidence from the eleventh Five-Year Plan in China
Xinzheng Shi () and
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, vol. 89, issue C, 187-200
Combining time variations, cross-province variations in policy intensity, and variations in pollution intensity across industries, we estimate the impact of environmental regulation on firm exports. We find that in more pollution-intensive industries, stricter environmental regulation reduces both the probability that a firm will export and the volume of exports. Heterogeneous tests show that the impact is smaller for SOE firms and for firms located in the central and western part of China. We also find that the reduced probability that a firm will export is driven by a decline in non-exporters entering the export market.
Keywords: Environmental regulation; Export; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F18 Q53 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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