Clean and productive? : evidence from the German manufacturing industry


Böhringer, Christoph ; Moslener, Ulf ; Oberndorfer, Ulrich ; Ziegler, Andreas


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2164
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-21640
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: D24 Q28 Q58 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Umweltbelastung , Industrie , Umweltschutzkosten , Umweltverträgliches Produkt , Umwelttechnik , Innovation , Produktivität
Keywords (English): environmental performance , environmental regulation , productivity
Abstract: We analyze the productivity effects of environmental (green) investment as well as of environmental expenditures and energy expenditures. For this purpose, we follow a production function approach where we account for these investment and expenditure categories as inputs. Based on a panel dataset for the German manufacturing industry between 1996 and 2002 we find that both environmental and energy expenditures do not contribute to production growth. In contrast, environmental investment positively impinges upon production growth as a productivity driver. We thus conclude that environmental regulation should stimulate investment in order to be compatible with economic goals such as productivity.
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Böhringer, Christoph ; Moslener, Ulf ; Oberndorfer, Ulrich ; Ziegler, Andreas (2008) Clean and productive? : evidence from the German manufacturing industry. Open Access [Working paper]
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