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Financial Frictions and Policy Uncertainty Matter for Pollution Abatement Investment 

By | April 19, 2023

Due to market and regulatory failures, production activities often result in excessive pollution, which can cause damage to human health, property, and nature. According to the 2005 Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures, the US manufacturing sector invested $26.6 billion in pollution abatement activities. However, this amount is less than 1% of other investments,… Read More »

The Pollution Premium

By | September 22, 2022

While industrial pollution is widespread in the modern world and affects everyone’s life, whether it influences the returns on stock investors is an important yet underexplored issue. In our recent paper, we attempt to examine why and how industrial pollution affects expected stock returns using both modeling and empirical approaches. Polluting firms may save costs… Read More »