Is there an environmental benefit to being an exporter? Evidence from firm-level data
AbstractOne concern over globalisation is its impact on the environment. We analyse the consequences of becoming an exporter on a firm’s energy consumption. We show theoretically and empirically with firm-level data that the increase in energy use when exporting is negatively correlated with energy intensity. This is because, although energy use rises with exporting due to greater production and transportation, it can be offset by adopting more energy-efficient technology. This second effect is strongest for high energy intensity firms. As such, analysis of average effects, as in other studies, conceals important connections between the trade and the environment. Copyright Kiel Institute 2012
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- Svetlana Batrakova & Ronald B Davies, 2010. "Is there an environmental benefit to being an exporter? Evidence from firm level data," Working Papers 201007, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
- Svetlana Batrakova & Ronald Davies, 2010. "Is there an environmental benefit to being an exporter? Evidence from firm level data," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp322, IIIS, revised Mar 2010.
- F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
- L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
- Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
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