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Legal origins and environmental policies: evidence from OECD and developing countries

Per Fredriksson () and Jim R. Wollscheid ()
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Jim R. Wollscheid: University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 2018, vol. 11, issue 3, No 10, 369-375

Abstract: Abstract We investigate the implication of a civil law legal heritage versus common law heritage for environmental policy outcomes. We utilize several estimators that address selection issues. Common law countries set weaker climate change policies than do civil law countries.

Keywords: Legal heritage; Selection bias; Regulations; Climate change; Environment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 D78 H23 K23 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s12076-018-00219-5

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