Environmental Product Standards in North-South Trade
AbstractOne channel through which environment is damaged is consumption. To protect environment, various product standards are introduced all over the world. By using a new economic geography framework, this paper explores the effects of environmental product standards on environment in a North-South trade model. We examine a situation in which North unilaterally introduces an environmental product standard. Specifically, those products that do not meet the standard are not allowed to be sold in the North market. We find that such a standard may worsen North environment but improve South environment through firm relocation.
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Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Environmental product standards; Compliance costs; Firm location; Footloose capital model;
Other versions of this item:
- Jota Ishikawa & Toshihiro Okubo, 2011. "Environmental Product Standards in North–South Trade," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(3), pages 458-473, 08.
- Ishikawa, Jota & Okubo, Toshihiro, 2010. "Environmental Product Standards in North-South Trade," CCES Discussion Paper Series 27, Center for Research on Contemporary Economic Systems, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.
- Jota Ishikawa & Toshihiro Okubo, 2010. "Environmental Product Standards in North-South Trade," Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series gd09-116, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
- ISHIKAWA Jota & OKUBO Toshihiro, 2010. "Environmental Product Standards in North-South Trade," Discussion papers 10011, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
- F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-03-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2010-03-06 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-INT-2010-03-06 (International Trade)
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- About the impact of environmental product regulation on the environment in the North and the South
by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2010-04-07 14:57:00
- ISHIKAWA Jota & OKUBO Toshihiro, 2013. "Greenhouse Gas Emission Controls and Firm Locations in North-South Trade," Discussion papers 13045, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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