GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


2012/7/3 Report No:12-05

Environmental Compliance and Human Capital: Evidence from Chinese Industrial Firms

  • Jing Lan政策研究大学院大学
  • Alistair Munro政策研究大学院大学
分野 経済学
言語 日本語

By using a unique cross-sectional dataset of Chinese industrial firms, this paper investigates the external and internal effects of human capital on firms’ environmental performance. The result shows that firms have better environmental compliance because they are ‘pushed’ into making compliance decision by internal driver of human capital and ‘pulled’ to be environmental friendly by external force of social human capital stock. This finding is robust when we take into account of possible endogeneity of human capital. In addition, evidence from this study suggests that the situation of weak implementation of environmental supervision and evasion of environmental monitoring could be reconciled by internal and external effects of human capital.

キーワード Environmental compliance; Human capital; External and internal effects; Endogeneity
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