Skip to main content

Public information as a deterrent to environmental infractions

Buy Article:

$55.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Past studies of the impact of publicly announced violations of environmental laws on the market value of the offending firms have yielded equivocal results. A particularly troubling aspect of this research is whether the market imposes a reputation penalty for such violations. This article uses the event-study methodology to estimate the effect of announced environmental infractions on the market returns of the violators. Stockholders experienced significant negative abnormal returns in the event window. Cross-sectional analysis showed these cumulative losses to be a function of firm size, type of legal action and specific toxin. The reputation component of abnormal returns was influenced by these factors as well.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Economics and Finance, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA

Publication date: 2007-08-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more