Thomas P. Lyon

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Professor

701 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI MI 48109

United States

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Scholarly Papers (35)

'Voluntary' Approaches to Environmental Regulation: A Survey

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 31 Jan 1999
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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'Voluntary' Approaches to Environmental Regulation: A Survey

ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, Maurizio Franzini and Antonio Nicita, Eds., Chapter 7, Pp. 142-174, 2000
Posted: 27 Jun 2000
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy

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Greenwash: Corporate Environmental Disclosure Under Threat of Audit

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1055
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Oct 2006
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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Greenwash, Disclosure, Environmental Strategy

Greenwash: Corporate Environmental Disclosure Under Threat of Audit

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 3-41, 2011
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment: A Theoretical Perspective

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Feb 2008
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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corporate social responsibility, environment, self-regulation, preemption, private politics

Why Do States Adopt Renewable Portfolio Standards? An Empirical Investigation

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Oct 2007
Thomas P. Lyon and Haitao Yin
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
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Renewable Portfolio Standards, Renewable Energy, Regulation

Why Do States Adopt Renewable Portfolio Standards?: An Empirical Investigation

The Energy Journal; 2010; 31, 3
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Thomas P. Lyon and haitao Yin
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) - Antai College of Economics and Management
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Self-Regulation and Social Welfare: The Political Economy of Corporate Environmentalism

FEEM Working Paper No. 55.98
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Nov 1998
John W. Maxwell, Thomas P. Lyon and Steven C. Hackett
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Humboldt State University - School of Business and Economics
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Self-Regulation and Social Welfare: The Political Economy of Corporate Environmentalism

Journal of Law and Economics, October 2000
Posted: 27 Jun 2000
John W. Maxwell, Thomas P. Lyon and Steven C. Hackett
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Humboldt State University - School of Business and Economics

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Interest Group Lobbying and Corporate Strategy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Apr 2003
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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Special Interest Group, Lobbying, Corporate Strategy

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Auctions vs. Bargaining: An Empirical Analysis of Medical Device Procurement

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Jun 2000
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa - Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Siena - Department of Economics and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
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Greenhouse Gas Reductions or Greenwash?: The Doe's 1605b Program

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Thomas P. Lyon and Eun-Hee Kim
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Electric Utilities, Department of Energy, greenhouse gas registry, 1605b program, carbon emissions, greenwash

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Does Dual-Sourcing Lower Procurement Costs?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 May 2003
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Procurement, learning curve, second sourcing, defense

Does Dual Sourcing Lower Procurement Costs?

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 223-252, June 2006
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Jun 2006
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Regulatory Opportunism and Investment Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Electric Utility Industry

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Jul 2000
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Mayo
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Georgetown University - Department of Strategy/Economics/Ethics/Public Policy
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Self-Regulation, Taxation, and Public Voluntary Environmental Agreements

IU Kelley, School Dept. of Bus. Econ. & Public Policy Working Paper No. 00-12
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Dec 2000
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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self-regulation, public voluntary agreements, preemption

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Capture or Contract?: The Early Years of Electric Utility Regulation

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Mar 2003
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Regulation, regulatory contract, political economy, interest group politics, electricity

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Making Capitalism Work: Social Capital and Economic Growth in Italy, 1970-1995

FEEM Working Paper No. 70.05
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 31 May 2005
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Social capital, Growth, Investment, Italy

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Option Contracts and Renegotiation in Complex Environments

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 148-169, April 2004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jun 2001
Eric Bennett Rasmusen and Thomas P. Lyon
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Incomplete contracts, renegotiation, foundations debate, theory of the firm, credible threats, hold-up, bargaining power

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Legal Remedies for Breach of the Incomplete Regulatory Contract

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Jul 2000
Thomas P. Lyon and Haizhou Huang
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Greenwash vs. Brownwash: Exaggeration and Undue Modesty in Corporate Sustainability Disclosure

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1266
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2015
Eun-Hee Kim and Thomas P. Lyon
George Washington University and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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greenwash, brownwash, symbolic management, sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions

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'Green' Firms Bearing Gifts

Regulation, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 36-40, Fall 2003
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Mar 2004
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Corporate environmentalism, environmental policy, environmental regulations, regulation, pollution, clean air, preempting regulation, voluntary environmental protection

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Voluntary Environmental Agreements in Developing Countries: The Colombian Experience

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-06
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2012
Allen Blackman, Eduardo Uribe, Bart Hoof and Thomas P. Lyon
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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voluntary environmental agreement, pollution, Colombia

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Public Voluntary Programs Reconsidered

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
John W. Maxwell and Thomas P. Lyon
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Public Voluntary Programs, Regulatory Threat, Information Diffusion

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CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics

California Management Review, Forthcoming, Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 18-65, Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 3216142
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Aug 2018
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business, Paris School of Economics (PSE), Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Laboratoire d'Econometrie, HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy, Cass Business School, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, Harvard Business School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
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Corporate Social Responsibility, Lobbying, Greenwashing, Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Political Responsibility

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Does Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India's Green Rating Project

RFF Discussion Paper No. 08-38
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Oct 2008
The Brattle Group, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and World Bank
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public disclosure, pollution control, India, pulp and paper

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Spatial Proximity and Complementarities in the Trading of Tacit Knowledge

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Mar 2004
Neslihan Aydogan and Thomas P. Lyon
University of Maastricht - Faculty of Economics & Business Administration and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Tacit knowledge, clusters, knowledge trading, complementarities

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Impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards

USAEE Working Paper No. 16-232, Ross School of Business Paper No. 1303
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2016
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Renewable energy, state policy, electricity, political economy

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A Theory of Multi-Tier Ecolabel Competition

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1319
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Jun 2016
Carolyn Fischer and Thomas P. Lyon
Resources for the Future and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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multi-tier ecolabels

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Salience Games: Keeping Environmental Issues in (and out) of the Public Eye

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1318
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jun 2016
Anthony Heyes, Thomas P. Lyon and Steve Martin
University of Ottawa - Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Ottawa - Department of Economics
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Non-Market Strategy, NGOs, Salience

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Self-Regulation and Regulatory Discretion: Why Firms May Be Reluctant to Signal Green

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1254
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2015
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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self-regulation, signaling, regulatory discretion, regulatory flexibility

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Merchants of Doubt: Corporate Political Influence When Expert Credibility is Uncertain

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6165
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Dec 2016
Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline and Thomas P. Lyon
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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NGOs, public politics, lobbying

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What Drives Participation in State Voluntary Cleanup Programs? Evidence from Oregon

RFF Discussion Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2008
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech and Resources for the Future
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environment, hazardous waste, brownfields, contaminated property, duration analysis, Oregon

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Voluntary Environmental Programs at Contaminated Properties: Perspectives from U.S. Regulators and Program Participants

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 10-18
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jun 2010
School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
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Voluntary Cleanup, Brownfields, Contamination, Redevelopment, Remediation

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Why Do Electricity Utilities Cooperate with Coal Suppliers? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis from China

Energy Policy 46 (2012) 520–529
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Oct 2013
Xiaoli Zhao, Thomas P. Lyon, Feng Wang and Cui Song
North China Electric Power University, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and North China Electric Power University
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Astroturf: Interest Group Lobbying and Corporate Strategy

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 561-597, December 2004
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Nov 2004
Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy
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Drivers and Impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 141-155, 2016
Posted: 11 Oct 2016
Thomas P. Lyon
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Competing Environmental Labels

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 692-716, 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Jul 2014
Carolyn Fischer and Thomas P. Lyon
Resources for the Future and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Buyer-Option Contracts Restored: Renegotiation, Inefficient Threats, and the Hold-Up Problem

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 148-169, 2004
Posted: 19 Nov 2003
Thomas P. Lyon and Eric Bennett Rasmusen
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy

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Quality Leadership When Regulatory Standards are Forthcoming

Journal of Industrial Economics, September 2000
Posted: 28 Jun 2000
Stefan Lutz, Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy

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