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?



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