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Urban Unemployment and the Backward Incidence of Pollution Control

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  • Beladi, Hamid
  • Rapp, John

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This paper employs a mobile capital version of the Harris-Todaro model to analyze the backward incidence of pollution abatement policies on some key variables of interest. Among other things, we show that national income may fall as a result of stronger pollution controls. However, more restrictive pollution controls cause the urban rate of unemployment to fall unambiguously.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 27 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 153-63

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Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:27:y:1993:i:2:p:153-63

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Cited by:
  1. Stefan Csordas, 2013. "The general equilibrium effects of energy efficiency gains in developing countries with urban unemployment," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 1969-1977.
  2. Beladi, Hamid & Frasca, Ralph, 1996. "Regional pollution and multinational firms," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 117-125, May.
  3. Anping Chen & Nicolaas Groenewold, 2013. "Regional Effects in China of an Emissions-Reduction Policy: Tax v. Subsidy," ERSA conference papers ersa13p1275, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Li, Xiaochun & Xu, Yuanting & Wang, Dianshuang, 2014. "Environment and labor movement of skilled labor and unskilled labor between sectors," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 367-371.

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