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Environmental Federalism: A Survey of the Empirical Literature
Case Western Reserve Law Review (2014)
  • Daniel L Millimet, Southern Methodist University
Generally, the debate over environmental federalism strongly focuses on anecdotal evidence and intuition. Empirical facts have not been the focus of arguments concerning the optimal allocation of environmental authority. For example, the Tiebout model, which highlights the positive side of decentralization as jurisdictions efficiently compete for mobile residents, relies on seven assumptions. Additionally, the group of models relying on the interjurisdictional competition framework, which have highlighted both the positive and negative outcomes of decentralized environmental authority, also rely on a number of assumptions. This Article assesses the empirical validity of many of these assumptions, concluding that the data may necessitate a rethinking of these assumptions. 
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Daniel L Millimet. "Environmental Federalism: A Survey of the Empirical Literature" Case Western Reserve Law Review Vol. 64 (2014) p. 1669 - 1757
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