Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53304
Authors: 
Zugravu, Natalia
Kheder, Sonia Ben
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 73.2008
Abstract: 
Although based on theoretical foundations, the pollution haven hypothesis has never been clearly proven empirically. In this study, we re-examine this hypothesis by a fresh take on both its theoretical and empirical aspects. While applying a geographic economy model on French firm-level data, we confirm the hypothesis for the global sample. Through sensitivity analysis, we validate it for Central and Eastern European countries, emerging and high-income OECD countries, but not for the major part of the Commonwealth of Independent States countries. Finally, we show that the pollution haven hypothesis is confirmed in the strongest manner for emerging economies.
Subjects: 
FDI
Environmental Regulation
Economic Geography
Pollution Haven Hypothesis
JEL: 
F12
F18
Q28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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