Does Competition Prevent Industrial Pollution? Evidence from a Panel Threshold Model
Michael Polemis () and
Thanasis Stengos ()
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The scope of this paper is to assess the impact of competition on industrial toxic pollution by using for the first time, a panel threshold model which allows evaluating the main drivers of toxic releases under two different market regimes. The empirical analysis is based on a micro level panel data set over the five year-period 1987-2012. We show that this relationship is statistically significant and robust above and below the threshold, even after accounting for alternative specifications of market concentration. Finally, we unmask an inverted “V-shaped” relationship between market concentration and industrial pollution.
Keywords: Competition; Concentration; Threshold; Non-linearities; Inverted “V-shaped” (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 C24 L10 L60 Q52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Does competition prevent industrial pollution? Evidence from a panel threshold model (2019)
Working Paper: Does Competition Prevent Industrial Pollution? Evidence from a Panel Threshold Model (2017)
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