高端学术前沿讲座——Political Turnover and Firm Pollution Discharges: An Empirical Study
发布时间: 2018-09-18

报告题目

Political Turnover and Firm Pollution  Discharges: An Empirical Study

报告人

(单位)

吴延瑞 教授(西澳大学)

点评人

(单位)

邱斌教授

(东南大学)

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时间地点

2018919日(周三下上230)东南大学九龙湖校区经济管理学院二楼B201会议室

报告内容摘要

This paper aims to examine the relationship  between political turnover and pollution discharges by firms in China. The  empirical results show that political turnover leads firms to significantly increase their pollution discharges, particularly when the  newly appointed officials are promoted locally. Furthermore, higher frequency  of political turnover is associated with more pollution discharges. Lastly,  our extended analysis illustrates that during the first year of a new  official in office polluting firms rely on charitable donation rather than  personal relationship to establish new political connections and seek  protection for pollution. With the increase of the  official’s tenure as well as the expansion in firm social networks, personal  relationship has more impact on the formation of political connections and  hence the pollution behaviour of politically connected firms.

报告人简介

Professor Wu Yanruiis currently Head of the  Department of Economics, Business School, University of Western Australia. He  is an economist specializing in development economics, energy and  environment, and applied econometrics. His research interests include the  Asian economies (particularly China, India and Indonesia), productivity and  efficiency analysis, economic growth, resource and environmental economics.

His work is widely cited by the  profession (with about 5,000 cites, a h-index of 31 and i10-index of 77 according  to google scholars). He has provided consultancy for governments,  non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations. He is the  author of several sole-authored books and an associate editor of China Economic Review, a member of the  editorial board of Journal of Chinese  Economic and Business Studies (Routledge, UK), China Agricultural Economic Review (Emerald, UK) and East Asian Policy (National University  of Singapore). His teaching interests include international economics,  business econometrics and development economics.