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dc.contributor.authorMazzanti, Massimilianoen_US
dc.contributor.authorCainelli, Giulioen_US
dc.contributor.authorZoboli, Robertoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T11:31:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T11:31:31Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53224-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the empirical link between emission intensity and economic growth, using a very large data set of 61,219 Italian manufacturing firms over the period 2000-2004. As a measure of lagged environmental performance (efficiency) at firm level we exploit NAMEA sector for CO2, NOx, SOx data over 1990-1999. The paper tests the extent to which (past) environmental efficiency/intensity, which is driven by structural features and firm strategic actions, including responses to policies, influences firms growth. Our results show, first, a typical trade off generally appearing for the three core environmental emissions we analyse: lower environmentally efficiency in the recent past allows higher degrees of freedom to firms and relax the constraints for growth, at least in this short/medium term scenario. Nevertheless, the size of the estimated coefficients is not large. Trade offs are significant for two emission indicators out of two, but quite negligible in terms of impacts, besides the case of CO2. For example, growth is reduced by far less than 0.1% in association to a 1% increase of environmental efficiency. In addition, non-linearity seems to characterise the economic growth-environmental performance relationship. Signals of inverted U shape appear: this may be a signal that both firm strategies and recent policy efforts are affecting the dynamic relationship between environmental efficiency and economic productivity, turning it from an usual trade off to a possible joint complementary/co-dynamics.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei Milanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 99.2008en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelO32en_US
dc.subject.jelQ55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFirm Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordManufacturingen_US
dc.subject.keywordEmission Intensityen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental Performanceen_US
dc.titleThe relationship between environmental efficiency and manufacturing firm's growthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn644375426en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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