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Global Pollution: A Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model of Pigouvian Taxation

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  • Robert E. Kohn

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    It could be inferred from the externality literature that, in the absence of lump sum transfers between countries, global Pigouvian taxation would make pollution-intensive countries worse-off. This paper uses the "strong version" of the Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson model to demonstrate that a uniform Pigouvian tax shifts the terms-of-trade in favor of the polluting good so that on balance a more polluting country could be better-off and a less polluting country worse-off. This result is consistent with some empirical observations on environmental policy in industrialized countries as compared with that in newly developing countries.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 17 (1991)
    Issue (Month): 3 (Jul-Sep)
    Pages: 337-343

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:17:y:1991:i:3:p:337-343

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    Keywords: Externality; Heckscher Ohlin; Lump Sum Transfer; Pigouvian Tax; Polluting; Pollution; Tax; Taxation; Terms of Trade; Trade;

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    1. Kosobud, Richard F & Daly, Thomas A, 1984. "Global Conflict or Cooperation over the CO2 Climate Impact?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(4), pages 638-59.
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    1. Robert Kohn, 1995. "Salvatore model with equiproportional preservation of forests," Open Economies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 6(1), pages 63-79, January.
    2. Kohn, Robert E., 2000. "The effect of environmental taxes on the volume of international trade," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 77-87, July.
    3. Robert Kohn, 1998. "Environmental Protection by One or Both Trading Partners in a Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson Model," Open Economies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 9(4), pages 327-342, October.
    4. Kohn, Robert E., 1995. "Exporting toxic waste," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 187-195, September.
    5. Robert E. Kohn & Paul E. Chambers, 2000. "Pollution Abatement and International Self-Sufficiency," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 26(2), pages 213-219, Spring.

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