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Overlapping Environmental and Financial Regulations: The Role of Corporate Governance

  title={Overlapping Environmental and Financial Regulations: The Role of Corporate Governance},
  author={Ben Gilbert and Sridhar Gogineni and Klaas van 't Veld and Chen-yang Xu},
We study the question of whether good corporate governance improves environmental performance. The relationship between governance and environmental performance may depend on the interaction between financial and environmental regulations. To measure these relationships, we develop a unique new panel dataset that matches individual U.S. coal-fired power plant characteristics and emissions rates to the financial information on their corporate parents. We exploit predetermined variation in… Expand

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