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Unravelling the Worldwide Pollution Haven Effect

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  • Jean-Marie GRETHER

    (FERDI)

  • Nicole A. MATHYS

    (Office fédéral suisse de l'énergie (OFEN))

  • Jaime de MELO

    ()
    (Ferdi)

Abstract

This paper tackles the “pollution haven” argument by estimating the pollution content of imports (PCI). The PCI is then decomposed into three components:(i) a “deep” component (i.e. traditional variables unrelated to the environmental debate); (ii) a factor endowment component and (iii) a “pollution haven” component reflecting the impact of differences in environmental policies. Theestimation is carried out for 1987 for an extensive data set covering 10 pollutants, 48 countries and 79 ISIC 4-digit sectors.

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