Is environmental regulation bad for competition? A survey

Heyes, Anthony (2009) Is environmental regulation bad for competition? A survey. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 36 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 0922-680X

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Theoretical and empirical research points to environmental regulation affecting the vigour of competition in product markets. We provide a critical, selective survey of that research. Environmental regulations can advantage large firms over small and raise concentration. They can discourage entry in their own right, and provide instruments with which incumbents can discourage entry strategically. They can provide the basis for predatory behavior by incumbents. Policy governance needs to be coordinated sufficiently to ensure that these secondary effects are accounted for in policy design. Cost-benefit evaluation of environmental policies that fail to account for likely detrimental impacts on product market competition will overstate the net benefits.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB0071 Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 10:31
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2013 10:31
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