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Corruption and climate change policies: do the bad old days matter?

Per Fredriksson () and Eric Neumayer ()

LSE Research Online Documents on Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library

Abstract: We study the effect of countries’ historical legacy with corruption on recent climate change policies and on global cooperation. Current policy outcomes build on policy choices made in previous years, and these choices were likely affected by the degree of corruption at the time. Our empirical findings using data for up to 131 countries suggest that accumulated historical experience with corruption is important for today’s policy outcomes, and appears to be more important than the current level of corruption.

Keywords: Corruption; History; International public goods; Climate change; Environmental policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H11 H23 H4 Q54 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-02-01
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Published in Environmental and Resource Economics, 1, February, 2016, 63(2), pp. 451-469. ISSN: 0924-6460

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