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Addressing competitiveness concerns over environmental regulation

Author: Bc.Markéta Řízková
Year: 2005 - summer
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 60
Awards and prizes: Josef Vavroušek Award
B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelors diploma thesis
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Abstract: The aim of the work is to outline how in general environmental regulation can impact on the competitiveness of firms, industries or whole states. Two main theoretical contradictory opinions are discussed : the Porter hypothesis and the traditional Classical view that are questioning whether the regulation always means negative cost impact or can also induce a profitable innovation to firms. The relationship between the environmental regulation and technological change is characterised more deeply focusing on the specificity of R&D investment and possible technological responses to regulation. The situation in the Czech environmental regulation is briefly discussed focusing on the environmental expenditures and energy efficiency of the whole economy and single sectors of industry. The energy efficiency per sector of industrial manufacturing production is computed. There are identified the energy-intensive sectors, which may be possibly mostly influenced by the environmental regulation imposing taxation of energies.
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