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Title: The effect of political and economic factors on environmental policies: recycling and waste management policies
Author: Teodoro Pujol, Alba
Director/Tutor: Sorribas, Pilar
Keywords: Dones en la política
Reciclatge de residus
Medi ambient
Tesis de màster
Women in Politics
Recycling
Ecology
Masters theses
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: This study aims to analyze the effect of political and economic factors on the adoption of environmental policies. I focus on the municipal waste recycling policies, particularly on the implementation of the Door-to-Door collection model, which leads to high recycling rates of municipal waste. I build a panel data comprising the period 2000-2019, at the Catalan municipal level. This analysis is based on the hypothesis that women in local politics are more likely to implement stricter environmental policies than their male counterparts, as the adoption of the Door-to-Door collection model. In addition, I analyze the influence of the “green” political parties, as another political factor. Furthermore, I examine whether economic motives, such as the landfill tax, is behind the adoption of this waste collection model. I do not find empirical evidence of any political factor influencing the adoption of the Door-to-Door model. Contrary, I do find a positive effect of the landfill tax on the implementation of the Door-to-Door collection model.
Note: Treballs Finals del Màster d'Economia, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2020-2021, Tutor: Pilar Sorribas-Navarro
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/180092
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