EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Environmental regulation and mergers within the eco-industry

Joan Canton (), Maia David and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné

No 2007/01, Working Papers from INRA, Economie Publique

Abstract: The welfare implications of a merger in an environment industry (i.e. the industry that supplies abatement goods and services) are considered in a Cournot-Nash context. The traditional analysis of mergers is extended in two ways. First, we examine how the environmental policy may affect the incentives to merge in this specific sector. Second, we show that mergers in the environment industry impact welfare beyond what is observed in other sectors due to an extra effect on the environment. This could result in a conflict between an anti-trust agency, whose mandate is to focus on consumers' and firms' surplus, and a benevolent regulator considering the overall welfare.

Keywords: Eco-industry; Environmental tax; Horizontal mergers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D62 H23 L11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-02-08
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www6.versailles-grignon.inra.fr/economie_p ... pers-2007/WP_2007_01 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Environmental regulation and mergers within the eco-industry (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:apu:wpaper:2007/01

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from INRA, Economie Publique Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Régis Grateau ().

 
Page updated 2021-04-13
Handle: RePEc:apu:wpaper:2007/01