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Corruption and climate change policies: do the bad old days matter?

Fredriksson, Per G. and Neumayer, Eric (2016) Corruption and climate change policies: do the bad old days matter? Environmental and Resource Economics, 63 (2). pp. 451-469. ISSN 0924-6460

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s10640-014-9869-6

Abstract

We study the effect of countries’ historical legacy with corruption on recent climate change policies and on global cooperation. Current policy outcomes build on policy choices made in previous years, and these choices were likely affected by the degree of corruption at the time. Our empirical findings using data for up to 131 countries suggest that accumulated historical experience with corruption is important for today’s policy outcomes, and appears to be more important than the current level of corruption.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/journal/10640
Additional Information: © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H23 - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 11:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64180

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