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The Enron Story and Environmental Policy


Victor Byers Flatt


University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law ; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute

December , 2003

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 33, 10483, 2003

Abstract:     
The Collapse of Enron provides and interesting lens through which to view environmental regulation. The selective alteration of regulations governing accounting and the offering of financial advice indicates that when business entities have an incentive to cheat, it is more likely that they will. The same applies to environmental regulation. Environmental regulations cannot count on self enforcement if it goes against other incentives of business activity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: environment, environmental policy, regulation, economic incentives, Enron, accounting, self-enforcement

JEL Classification: D21, K23, K42, L51

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Date posted: January 9, 2012  

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Flatt, Victor Byers, The Enron Story and Environmental Policy (December , 2003). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 33, 10483, 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1981738

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Victor Byers Flatt (Contact Author)
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law ( email )
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.unc.edu/faculty/directory/details.aspx?cid=1022

University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute ( email )
Houston, TX 77204-6021
United States
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