Impact of Carbon Prices on Corporate Value: The Case of China’s Thermal Listed Enterprises
Fang Zhang (),
Hong Fang () and
Xu Wang ()
Additional contact information
Fang Zhang: School of Economics & Management, Beihang University, Beijing 10191, China
Hong Fang: School of Economics & Management, Beihang University, Beijing 10191, China
Xu Wang: School of Economics & Management, Beihang University, Beijing 10191, China
Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 9, 1-14
The emission trading scheme (ETS) has become a significant tool to solve the climate change problem. China has built domestic carbon trading pilots to control energy consumption and reduce emissions. This paper explores the linkage between the carbon market and covered corporate value in China. To address the relationship, this paper estimates the impact that the carbon prices of different pilots in China have on the value of thermal listed enterprises and the extent of this impact. By using weekly data from July 2014 to June 2017, we analyze the overall effect and perform a comparative study of influences of the three trading years. Moreover, we test if the effect of carbon trading pilots on electricity corporate value is market-specific. The results demonstrate that carbon prices have a significantly negative impact on stock value when looking at the full sample and the effects vary between markets.
Keywords: carbon price; corporate value; emission trading system; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:9:p:3328-:d:170471
Access Statistics for this article
Sustainability is currently edited by Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
More articles in Sustainability from MDPI, Open Access Journal
Bibliographic data for series maintained by XML Conversion Team ().