Institutional Quality and Environmental Pollution: MENA Countries Versus the Rest of the World
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 Last revised: 19 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2013
Using data for over 100 nations over the years 2004-2007, this study examines the effect, of institutional quality on environmental pollution, focusing primarily on influences of corruption, and the shadow economy, and paying special attention to MENA countries. Controlling for a number of factors, results show that both more corrupt nations and nations with large shadow sectors have qualitatively and quantitatively similar effects in yielding fewer (recorded) emissions; however, MENA nations have higher pollution rates. Policy implications are noted.
Keywords: Environment, Pollution, Institutions, Shadow economy, Corruption, MENA
JEL Classification: Q53, K42, P48
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