Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/175474
Authors: 
Davies, Ronald B.
Mazhikeyev, Arman
Edwards, T. Huw
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series 16/15
Abstract: 
In light of concerns over the environmental impact of Special Economic Zones located in developing countries, where environmental regulation is weak, we analyse the electricity intensity of firms in SEZs. We use firm level data from Africa and Asia, and we find that SEZ firms have higher electricity intensity as opposed to non-SEZ firms. If they also face higher fiscal, financial or environmental regulations, the electricity intensity of firms in SEZs increases by a greater rate as opposed to non-SEZ firms. As such, establishing SEZs may have significant environmental implications.
Subjects: 
Energy Intensity
Special Economic Zones
JEL: 
F14
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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