Ranking state environmental outputs: Evidence from panel data
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QUALITY; POLICY; Planning & Development
This paper uses state-level pollution data from 1986-1997 to construct two indices that rank U.S. states according to environmental outputs. A major finding is that marginal performers in other indices, such as Wyoming, garner top spots in these ranking systems. The paper also presents findings from fixed and random effects models of panel data that imply state income levels are positively associated with environmental outputs after a threshold level of income is obtained.
Growth and Change
"Ranking state environmental outputs: Evidence from panel data" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2524.