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Herding Cats: Firm Non-Compliance in China's Industrial Energy Efficiency Program
We study firm responses to a large-scale energy efficiency program in China, focusing on the quality of reporting and compliance outcomes. Using statistical methods to detect data manipulation in compliance reports, we find evidence that firms deliberately exaggerated performance during the first phase of the program (2006)(2007)(2008)(2009)(2010), suggesting the high compliance rate was overstated. In its second phase (2011)(2012)(2013)(2014)(2015), the number of firms in the program expandeddoi:10.5547/01956574.41.4.vkar fatcat:cjnrnpwoavfdflpz3p3bq47d3i