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Determinants of environmental innovation in US manufacturing industries
Abstract This paper provides new evidence on the determinants of environmental innovation. We employ panel data models to study how environmental innovation by US manufacturing industries respondedExpand
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The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?
Some twenty years ago, Harvard Business School economist and strategy professor Michael Porter challenged conventional wisdom about the impact of environmental regulation on business by declaringExpand
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Information As Regulation: The Effect of Community Right to Know Laws on Toxic Emissions
Abstract There is growing academic and policy-level interest in the use of information as quasi-regulatory mechanisms, such as toxic release inventory (TRI) and “green labels.” Mandatory disclosureExpand
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The Effect of Crime on Life Satisfaction
Abstract Crime often ranks at the top of public concern, and a majority of the public report they sometimes worry about crime. Yet we know little about crime’s impact on day‐to‐day quality of life.Expand
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Optimal Enforcement Strategy to Prevent Oil Spills: An Application of a Principal-Agent Model with Moral Hazard
  • M. Cohen
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
  • 1 April 1987
THE purpose of this paper is to provide a general framework from which to analyze government monitoring and enforcement of regulations designed to reduce stochastic externalities. Examples ofExpand
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Previous studies of the seriousness of crime have attempted to elicit information from public surveys. This paper reports on an alternative method of ranking the severity of crime. Actual victimExpand
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Why Do Corporations Become Criminals? Ownership, Hidden Actions, and Crime as an Agency Cost
We examine the relationship between ownership structure and corporate crime. Our approach draws upon two lines of research: (1) the theory of the firm which poses ownership as a critical incentiveExpand
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New evidence on the origins of corporate crime
The intuition tat poorly performing corporations are more likely to engage in crime is found through-out the contemporary literature on the economics of corporate misconduct. Yet little evidence ofExpand
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A Note on the Cost of Crime to Victims
Hedonic pricing models have been used to infer the cost of crime by estimating property value differences in high versus low crime areas. However, previous studies have been unable to disentangle theExpand
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