Joint research unit 7235

Impact of Environmental Regulation on Cross-Border M&A for high and low pollutant sectors

Speaker :Juliette Milgram Baleix (Université de Granada)

Co-auteur : Federico Carril-Caccia (University of Granada)

Résumé : This study contributes to the literature seeking to test the pollution haven’s hypothesis (PHH), by focusing on the influence of environmental policy on the location’s decision of cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As). To this end, we build an original database for M&As for 34 host countries, 100 source countries, 54 sectors during the period 1995-2015. An important contribution of the study is to implement a structural gravity approach that accounts for omitted bias, border effects and simultaneity bias. This is the first study applying this method to bilateral FDI at the sector level. Our aim is to test whether laxer environmental regulation may favour inward M&As in general or in more polluting sectors in particular. Our preliminary results confirm that more stringent environmental policies make countries less attractive to foreign investors planning to invest through M&As. This especially the case, as expected, when sectors of destination contaminate more than the average as measured by greenhouse gases emissions per employee. Finally, the effect of more stringent environmental policy does not significantly affect the amount invested (intensive margin).

AGENDA

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Nathalie Heinich (EHESS)

ANNULÉ ET REPORTÉ À UNE DATE ULTÉRIEURE

Valeur et mesure: aux limites de l’approche économique

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Valeur et mesure: aux limites de l’approche économique

Nathalie Heinich (EHESS)

ANNULÉ ET REPORTÉ À UNE DATE ULTÉRIEURE

Valeur et mesure: aux limites de l’approche économique

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Series of Webinars on Economics of Environment, Energy and Transport (SWEEET)

Aurelien Saussay(OFCE, Sciences Po, Paris), Misato Sato, (London School of Economics and Political Science) Francesco Vona (University of Milan) Layla O’Kane(Lightcast)

En visio

Who’s fit for the low-carbon transition? Emerging skills and wage gaps in job ad data

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Who’s fit for the low-carbon transition? Emerging skills and wage gaps in job ad data

Aurelien Saussay(OFCE, Sciences Po, Paris), Misato Sato, (London School of Economics and Political Science) Francesco Vona (University of Milan) Layla O’Kane(Lightcast)

En visio

Who’s fit for the low-carbon transition? Emerging skills and wage gaps in job ad data

Thursday 2 February 2023

Nouveaux doctorants

Nabil Daher, Michaël Guilloussou, Daniela Lima Rente, Maryam Soltani

Nouveaux doctorants

Thursday 2 February 2023

Lunch

Nabil Daher, Michaël Guilloussou, Daniela Lima Rente, Maryam Soltani

Nouveaux doctorants

Thursday 2 February 2023

Groupe de travail Economie Comportementale

Carole Treibich (Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée de Grenoble GAEL)

Salle 101

Disentangling peer effects in transportation mode choice: the example of active commuting

Thursday 2 February 2023

Disentangling peer effects in transportation mode choice: the example of active commuting

Carole Treibich (Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée de Grenoble GAEL)

Salle 101

Disentangling peer effects in transportation mode choice: the example of active commuting

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