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Limiting Emissions and Trade: Some Basic Ideas

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  • Kala Krishna

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The computable general equilibrium models used in the literature tend to be a bit of a black box. This paper provides some intuition behind what goes on in these black boxes by laying out a simple general equilibrium model and intuitively explaining what lies behind the demand for emissions. It traces out how a reduction in total emissions allowed in one country aspects the general equilibrium and the determinants of the extent of leakage in the model as well as more generally. It concludes with some implications for policy.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 16147.

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Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Publication status: published as Limiting Emissions and Trade: Some Basic Ideas , Kala Krishna. in The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy , Fullerton and Wolfram. 2012
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:16147

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  1. Harun Onder, 2012. "Trade and Climate Change : An Analytical Review of Key Issues," World Bank Other Operational Studies 10036, The World Bank.

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