Does Environmental Governance matter for FDI?


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Does Environmental Governance matter for FDI?

Show simple item record Kathuria, Vinish 2016-04-28T13:18:27Z 2016-04-28T13:18:27Z 2016-04-28
dc.description.abstract This paper tries to see the role of the actual expenditure on pollution and control equipment in a particular State on the location choice of foreign firms in India. Based on Levinson (2001), we compute Industry-adjusted pollution abatement expenditure index for 25 States for different time periods using Annual Survey of Industries data to see if FDI inflow is affected by any variation in pollution abatement expenditure (reflecting environmental governance). The index compares the actual pollution abatement expenditure in a particular State, unadjusted for industrial composition, to the predicted abatement expenditure in the same State (where the predictions are based on nationwide abatement expenditures by industry and each State’s industrial composition). If adjusted index is low for a State, this implies that the State has poor environmental governance and this would induce foreign firms to invest. In other words, our study tests for ‘pollution haven’ hypothesis. Our results do not find any evidence of pollution haven hypothesis for 21 Indian States. Other variables are more important in influencing foreign firms’ decision than environmental stringency. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copenhagen Discussion Papers;54
dc.subject.other Pollution haven hypothesis en_US
dc.subject.other India en_US
dc.subject.other Abatement expenditure en_US
dc.subject.other Environmental governance en_US
dc.title Does Environmental Governance matter for FDI? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ARC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ARC en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2016 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Testing for Pollution Haven Hypothesis for Indian States en_US

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