Effects of carbon reduction labels: Evidence from scanner data

Kortelainen, Mika, Raychaudhuri, Jibonayan and Roussillon, Beatrice (2016) Effects of carbon reduction labels: Evidence from scanner data. Economic Inquiry, 54 (2). 1167–1187. ISSN 1465-7295

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We investigate the effects of carbon reduction labels using a detailed scanner data set. Using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy, we find that having a carbon label has no impact on detergent prices or demand. We also investigate possible heterogeneous effects of carbon labels using the synthetic control method. We find no evidence to indicate that the prices for the counterfactual detergents without the label would have been any different from the prices of the carbon-labeled detergents. We investigate the reasons for these results and conclude that the specific design of the carbon label is responsible for its lack of success.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors. Economic Inquiry published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Western Economic Association International. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Applied Econometrics And Finance
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/54972
DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12278

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