Trade in Intermediate Products, Pollution and Incresing Returns
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between trade in intermediate products, pollution and increasing returns. We develop a simple model with two countries and two stages of production, final and intermediate good production, where the production technology in both stages exhibits some form of increasing returns. Pollution occurs at the level of final good production. We analyze the effects of international trade in intermediate products on pollution, output and welfare. In particular, we show that in presence of increasing returns international trade can increase output and real income without raising pollution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by UBC Department of Economics in its series UBC Departmental Archives with number 99-01.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE ; POLLUTION;
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