Determinants of Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditure in Romania: A Multilevel Analysis

28 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2010

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Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London - Department of Economics and Finance; London South Bank University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Christophe Rault

University of Orleans; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Robert Sova

Academy of Economic Studies; Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - Centre Maison des Sciences Economiques

Anamaria Sova

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies; CES Sorbonne University

Date Written: November 23, 2010

Abstract

The transition process in Central and Eastern Europe was associated with growing environmental awareness. This paper analyses the determinants of Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditure (PACE) at plant level in the case of Romania using survey data and a Multilevel Regression Model (MRM). Our findings suggest that, although Romania has improved its environmental performance, formal and informal regulation are still only partially developed due to the difficulties of economic transition, and heterogeneity across regions remains considerable.

Keywords: Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditure, Transition Economy, Multilevel Regression Model (MRM)

JEL Classification: Q52, C29, C40

Suggested Citation

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Rault, Christophe and Sova, Robert and Sova, Anamaria, Determinants of Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditure in Romania: A Multilevel Analysis (November 23, 2010). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3255. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1713672

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Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

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