Effects of Environmental Regulations on Manufacturing Plant Births: Evidence from a Propensity Score Matching Estimator

@article{List2003EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of Environmental Regulations on Manufacturing Plant Births: Evidence from a Propensity Score Matching Estimator},
  author={John A. List and Daniel L. Millimet and Per G. Fredriksson and W. Warren McHone},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2003},
  volume={85},
  pages={944-952}
}
This study examines the effects of air quality regulation on economic activity. Anecdotal evidence and some recent empirical studies suggest that an inverse relationship exists between the stringency of environmental regulations and new plant formations. Using a unique county-level data set for New York State from 1980 to 1990, we revisit this conjecture using a seminonparametric method based on propensity score matching. Our empirical estimates suggest that pollution-intensive plants are… 
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