Bookmark and Share    

Environmental Turning Points, Institutions, and the Race to the Top
By Bruce Yandle
This article appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Economic studies of water and air pollution begun in the 1990s suggest that after some level of income has been reached, greater prosperity leads to a cleaner environment. But what institutional factors underlie the observed tendency for environment quality to turn from worsening to improving?



Other Independent Review articles by Bruce Yandle
    Summer 2013   How Earth Day Triggered Environmental Rent Seeking
    Spring 2012   Taxpayers and Tax Spenders: Does a Zero Tax Price Matter?
    Winter 2010   Lost Trust: The Real Cause of the Financial Meltdown
[View All (8)]



Volume 9 Number 2
Fall 2004

Subscribe Today

Buy Single Issues

Independent Review Issues

Articles by Subject

Independent Review Articles on Related Subjects