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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3561-3578; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103561

Information Sharing and Environmental Policies

Department of Economics, University of Cyprus, University Campus, Nicosia 1678, Cyprus
Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, 76, Patision str., Athens 104 34, Greece
Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, University Campus, Ioannina 451 10, Greece
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Received: 20 August 2010 / Revised: 25 September 2010 / Accepted: 29 September 2010 / Published: 11 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Environmental Economics)
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Based on the assumption that in a standard eco-dumping model governments are uncertain about future product demand and allowing governments to obtain information from firms, we examine governments’ and firms’ incentives to share information. We show that when governments regulate polluting firms through emission standards, then governments and firms will reach an agreement concerning information sharing. The opposite holds when governments regulate pollution through emission taxes. View Full-Text
Keywords: strategic environmental policy; pollution; emission standards; emission taxes; information sharing strategic environmental policy; pollution; emission standards; emission taxes; information sharing

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Antoniou, F.; Koundouri, P.; Tsakiris, N. Information Sharing and Environmental Policies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3561-3578.

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