nep-res New Economics Papers
on Resource Economics
Issue of 2006‒04‒01
two papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
Universidad de la Republica

  1. Environmental Policy and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in China By Christer Ljungwall; Martin Linde-Rahr
  2. Voluntary environmental approaches in French wine growing: a variety of adhesion factors (In French) By BELIS-BERGOUIGNAN Marie-Claude (E3i-IFReDE-GRES); CAZALS Clarisse (E3i-IFReDE-GRES)

  1. By: Christer Ljungwall (China Center of Economic Research, Peking University); Martin Linde-Rahr (Department of economics and statistics, Goteborg University)
    Abstract: This paper introduce an environmental policy variable, i.e., the provincial pollution levy paid by an average firm, and measure its impact on the foreign investors' location decisions over the 1987 to 1998 period. We argue that less developed regions in China are more inclined to sacrifice environmental policies as an instrument to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). National level results show that stringent environmental policies have insignificant effect on foreign investors' location decision, and that transportation, economic growth, and regional location matters more. At the provincial level stringent environmental policies reduce FDI in the less developed regions.
    Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Environmental policy
    JEL: C23 E24 F21 H25 O53 Q28
    Date: 2005–12
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:eab:macroe:681&r=res
  2. By: BELIS-BERGOUIGNAN Marie-Claude (E3i-IFReDE-GRES); CAZALS Clarisse (E3i-IFReDE-GRES)
    Abstract: One main environmental issue in wine growing is the non point source pollution of underground water by excessive use of pesticides. The aim of our paper is to present the diversity of voluntary environmental approaches (VEA) .We explain this diversity by the different values that suppose the actors submission to rules and standards, which determine adhesion factors. The analysis is empirically based on original survey conducted towards a sample of more than 1500 wine producers. In a first part, we show that there are two VEA standard models in wine growing: integrated production and organic production. In a second part, we specify these two standard models by different motivation criteria (controlling factor). In organic farming, the relationships with nature are important whereas economic factor determine the choice of integrated farming.
    Keywords: Non point source pollution - Integrated farming - Organic farming - Organized proximity - Wine growing - Adhesion factors- Voluntary Environmental Approaches
    JEL: Q13 Q25 Q53
    Date: 2006
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2006-11&r=res

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