Wednesday Lunch Talk -- The Difference a Legislature Makes: Why Air Pollution Regulations Vary in China & Taiwan
A presentation by Eric Zusman
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Few studies have explored how political institutions outside the industrialized democratic world affect environmental regulations. In this presentation, I compare how China’s National People’s Congress and Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan affected air pollution regulations in the two states seeking to reduce the costs of rapid industrialization. My results suggest that the more access that legislatures provide to environmental interests, the tougher it is to introduce innovative market-driven regulations. My results also indicate that the more accountable legislators are to concerned constituents, the greater the incentives to build synergies between traditional command-control and innovative market-driven regulations.
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Eric Zusman is a doctoral candidate in political science.
Open to UCLA students and faculty, and others by invitation.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies