Environmental Economics

Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulation: A Study of Six Industries

Industry studies were conducted in 1993 and 1994 to examine the role that environmental regulations play in determining competitive advantage. The six industries studied were paint and coatings, pulp and paper, computers and electronic components, refrigerators, batteries and printing inks. The study concludes that environmental pressures can create opportunities for companies to gain competitive advantage in domestic and international markets.
For an overview of the competitiveness project as a whole, see the
project summary
.