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Trade Restrictiveness and Pollution

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  • Chau, Nancy H.
  • Fare, Rolf
  • Grosskopf, Shawna

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This paper proposes a trade restrictiveness indicator that explicitly incorporates environmental externalities. The index employs directional distance functions and use indicators (i.e. differences rather than ratios) modified to account for and evaluate efficiency changes in the face of simultaneous and multi-dimensional trade and environmental policy reforms. The index is made up of two components, one for production and one for consumption. Our overall trade restrictiveness indicator is accordingly the difference of the two. The properties of the indicator are developed and discussed together with its estimation.

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Paper provided by Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management in its series Working Papers with number 127016.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:ags:cudawp:127016

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Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; International Development; F 18;

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  1. Fare, Rolf & Grosskopf, Shawna & Noh, Dong-Woon & Weber, William, 2005. "Characteristics of a polluting technology: theory and practice," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 126(2), pages 469-492, June.
  2. Fukushima, Takashi, 1979. "Tariff Structure, Nontraded Goods and Theory of Piecemeal Policy Recommendations," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 20(2), pages 427-35, June.
  3. Copeland Brian R., 1994. "International Trade and the Environment: Policy Reform in a Polluted Small Open Economy," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 44-65, January.
  4. Rolf Färe & Carlos Martins-Filho & Michael Vardanyan, 2010. "On functional form representation of multi-output production technologies," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 33(2), pages 81-96, April.
  5. Nancy H. Chau & Rolf F”re & Shawna Grosskopf, 2003. "Trade restrictiveness and efficiency," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 44(3), pages 1079-1095, 08.
  6. Hatta, Tatsuo, 1977. "A Theory of Piecemeal Policy Recommendations," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(1), pages 1-21, February.
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  2. Beghin, John C. & Disdier, Anne-Celia & Marette, Stephan, 2012. "Trade Restrictiveness Indices in Presence of Externalities: An Application to Non-Tariff Measures," Working Papers 142386, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  3. John Christopher Beghin & Anne-Célia Disdier & Stéphan Marette, 2013. "Trade Restrictiveness Indices in Presence of Externalities : An Application to Non-Tariff Measures," PSE Working Papers hal-00961727, HAL.

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