Germani, Anna Rita and Morone, Andrea and Morone, Piergiuseppe (2009): Investigating Discretionary Environmental Enforcement: a pilot experiment.
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In this work, we conducted a laboratory experiment in order to test the findings of a theoretical environmental enforcement model played as a strategic game where the firm’s behavior is influenced by the course of actions discretionally undertaken by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Our experimental findings suggest that the presence of the DOJ can be counterproductive in increasing social welfare, since it implies solely additional enforcement costs, which, in turn, might reduce the probability of conducting inspections by the EPA without affecting the probability of firm’s compliance.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Investigating Discretionary Environmental Enforcement: a pilot experiment|
|English Title:||Investigating Discretionary Environmental Enforcement: a pilot experiment|
|Keywords:||classroom experiments, environmental enforcement, environmental economics|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q50 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C90 - General
|Depositing User:||Andrea Morone|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jan 2009 15:28|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 00:17|
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