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Violation of environmental regulations as a disinvestment in social capital

Gren, Ing-Marie and Andersson Franko, Mikael and Holstein, Fredrik (2014). Violation of environmental regulations as a disinvestment in social capital. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2014:04
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This paper developed a simple dynamic model in order to analyse the impact of social capital on violation of environmental regulations. Two main channels of influence were identified; through informal enforcement of regulations and through effects on costs from disinvestment in social capital caused by violation. The model was tested using survey data on enforcement and violation of command and control regulations at municipalities and counties in Sweden. Four different measures on the social capital variable were used; general trust, trust in local and national governments, and organizational activity. Count data models were used for estimating the explanatory power of these variables in relation to inspection frequency and control variables of community characteristics. Statistically best results were obtained for organizational activity for all firm categories. The results showed that both the level of this social capital measure and its growth over time curb violation.

Authors/Creators:Gren, Ing-Marie and Andersson Franko, Mikael and Holstein, Fredrik
Title:Violation of environmental regulations as a disinvestment in social capital
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :7 April 2014
Number:2014:04
Number of Pages:35
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Agrovoc terms:environmental economics, environmental legislation, sweden
Keywords:social capital, violation of environmental regulations, count data model, Sweden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1851
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1851
ID Code:11115
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
External funders:EU FP7
Deposited By: Ing-Marie Gren
Deposited On:08 Apr 2014 10:41
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:05

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