Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86948
Authors: 
Swart, Julia
van Marrewijk, Charles
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 11-073/2
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) on Carbon Dioxide emissions. Carbon Dioxide is the main anthropogenic greenhouse gas. A global problem that requires a multilateral solution. To take this into account we introduce an institutional variable, which captures the degree of international commitment to decrease and control the degradation of the environment. We test three hypotheses and find: (i) Asymmetry: the development level of the target country determines the direction of the effect of M&As on CO2 emissions; (ii) Sector-specific impact: pollution intensive sectors have an impact on CO2 emissions, whereas other sectors do not; (iii) Multilateralism: multilateral agreements are important to reduce CO2 emissions.
Subjects: 
Carbon Dioxide Emission
Mergers and Acquisitions
Foreign Direct Investment
Institution
Environment
JEL: 
F23
Q55
Q56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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