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Common Ground between Free-Traders and Environmentalists

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  • Karp, Larry
  • Sacheti, Sandeep
  • Zhao, Jinhua

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We use a North-South model with property right differences and resource dynamics to study the effects of trade on resource use and welfare. Autarky is likely to Pareto-dominate free trade in the long run when the environment is quite fragile, and the result is reversed when the environment is quite resilient. Trade may cause an environmentally poor country to "drag down" its richer trading partner, when they degrade their stocks which would be preserved under autarky. It may enable the environmentally richer country to "pull up" its partner, when they preserve their stocks which would be degraded under autarky.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 42 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 617-47

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Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:42:y:2001:i:3:p:617-47

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  1. Helmut Cremer & Firouz Gahvari, 2006. "Which border taxes? Origin and destination regimes with fiscal competition in output and emission taxes," Working Papers 19458, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  2. Karp, Larry, 2004. "Property Rights, Mobile Capital, and Comparative Advantage," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt41h0b5v5, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
  3. Regibeau Pierre M & Gallegos Alberto, 2004. "Managed Trade, Trade Liberalisation and Local Pollution," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 3(2), pages 1-26, November.
  4. Michele Ruta & Anthony J venables, 2012. "International Trade in Natural Resources: Practice and policy," OxCarre Working Papers 084, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
  5. Karp, Larry & Zhao, Jinhua & Sacheti, Sandeep, 2003. "The long-run effects of environmental reform in open economies," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 246-264, March.
  6. Zaman, Rubaiya, 2012. "CO2 Emissions, Trade Openness and GDP Percapita : Bangladesh Perspective," MPRA Paper 48515, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Andries Richter & Daan van Soest & Johan Grasman, 2013. "Contagious Cooperation, Temptation, and Ecosystem Collapse," Working Papers 2013.36, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  8. Anriquez, Gustavo, 2002. "Trade And The Environment: An Economic Literature Survey," Working Papers 28598, University of Maryland, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  9. Eggert, Håkan & Greaker, Mads, 2009. "Effects of Global Fisheries on Developing Countries: Possibilities for Income and Threat of Depletion," Discussion Papers dp-10-09-02-efd, Resources For the Future.
  10. Akihiho Yanase, 2013. "Free trade may save a renewable resource from exhaustion," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 226-233.
  11. Gulati, Sumeet, 2001. "The Effects of Choosing Free Trade on Endogenous Environmental Regulation and Welfare: A Model of Common Agency Government," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20449, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  12. Muthukumara Mani & Per G. Fredriksson, 2002. "The Rule of Law and the Pattern of Environment Protection," IMF Working Papers 02/49, International Monetary Fund.

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