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Your Search: (SUBJECT=WE USE A PLANT LEVEL PANEL DATA SET WITH APPROXIMATELY 300 PULP {AND} PAPER MILLS FROM 1985 1997. WE FIND SUPPORT FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF BOTH THE BENEFITS FROM POLLUTION ABATEMENT {AND} POLITICAL FACTORS RELATED TO THE PEOPLE AFFECTED. THE RESULTS SUGGEST SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES IN THE WEIGHTS ASSIGNED TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE. IN SOME MODELS THE BENEFITS RECEIVED BY OUT OF STATE PEOPLE SEEM TO COUNT ONLY HALF AS MUCH AS BENEFITS RECEIVED IN STATE BUT THEIR WEIGHT INCREASES IF THE BORDERING STATES CONGRESSMEN ARE STRONGLY PRO ENVIRONMENT. SOME VARIABLES ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER REGULATORY ACTIVITY BEING DIRECTED TOWARDS THE PLANT ALTHOUGH THOSE RESULTS ARE LESS CONSISTENT WITH OUR HYPOTHESES THAN THE POLLUTION RESULTS. ONE SET OF RESULTS WAS CONSISTENTLY CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS PLANTS WITH MORE NONWHITES NEARBY EMIT LESS POLLUTION. SOME OF OUR RESULTS MIGHT BE DUE TO ENDOGENOUS SORTING OF PEOPLE BASED ON POLLUTION BUT AN ATTEMPT TO EXAMINE THIS USING THE LOCAL POPULATION TU)

 
 
 

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'Optional' pollution abatement - whose benefits matter, and how much? 2002

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