Accession Number PB2013-111008
Title Environmental Regulation and Industry Employment: A Reassessment.
Publication Date Jul 2013
Media Count 38p
Personal Author A. Belova J. Linn R. D. Morganstern W. B. Gray
Abstract This paper examines the impact of environmental regulation on industry employment, using a structural model based on data from the Census Bureau's Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey. This model was developed in an earlier paper (Morgenstern, Pizer, and Shih (2002) - MPS). We extend MPS by examining additional industries and additional years. We find widely varying estimates across industries, including many implausibly large positive employment effects. We explore several possible explanations for these results, without reaching a satisfactory conclusion. Our results call into question the frequent use of the average impacts estimated by MPS as a basis for calculating the quantitative impacts of new environmental regulations on employment.
Keywords Census
Environmental impact
Pollution abatement

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number N/A

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