Title

Perspectives from the Field: Environmental Policy and Mergers in Toxic-Intensive Sectors

Abstract

With the recent rise in merger and acquisition activities among polluting firms, a rigorous study of the complex relationship between environmental variables and merger incentives is very important. While there is a wide array of literature on incentives to merge, the following questions have not yet been satisfactorily resolved: Could environmental policies alter the incentive to acquire or merge with other firms in the industry? Could antitrust policies be improved to consider environmental externalities? Could huge mergers in polluting sectors possibly have a say in environmental policy making?

Department(s)

Economics

Keywords and Phrases

environmental policy; incentive; merger; policy making; environmental economics; policy approach; pollution tax

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1466-0466; 1466-0474

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2014 National Association of Environmental Professionals, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jun 2014

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