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Legal origins and environmental policies: evidence from OECD and developing countries

Per G. Fredriksson, PhD J.R. Wollscheid
Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences. October 1, 2018

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We investigate the implication of a civil law legal heritage versus common law heritage for environmental policy outcomes. We utilize several estimators that address selection issues. Common law countries set weaker climate change policies than do civil law countries.