NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India

Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan

NBER Working Paper No. 19259
Issued in July 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Sanjiv Tyagi, R. G. Shah, and Hardik Shah for advice and support over the course of this project. We thank Pankaj Verma, Eric Dodge, Vipin Awatramani, Logan Clark, Yuanjian Li, Sam Norris and Nick Hagerty for excellent research assistance and numerous seminar participants for comments. We thank the Sustainability Science Program (SSP), the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1066006) for financial support. Ryan thanks an AMID Early Stage Researcher Fellowship for financial support. All views and errors are solely ours. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Michael Greenstone -----

Greenstone holds more than $10,000 in stock of various public companies that may be subject to air pollution regulations.

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