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International Process Standards and North-South Trade

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  • Perroni, Carlo
  • Wigle, Randall

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This paper examines the choice between alternative trade-based approaches to reducing global environmental damage, such as trade-related process standards and tariff-based approaches. Estimates of the effects of alternative policies are presented, using a calibrated global trade model with pollution externalities. It is found that both trade-related process standards and tariff-based policies are rather ineffective at reducing global emissions. The adoption of general process standards, however, might be exceedingly costly to developing countries. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Perroni, Carlo & Wigle, Randall, 1999. "International Process Standards and North-South Trade," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 3(1), pages 11-26, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:3:y:1999:i:1:p:11-26
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    1. Maskus, Keith E. & Wilson, John S. & Tsunehiro Otsuki, 2000. "Quantifying the impact of technical barriers to trade : a framework for analysis," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2512, The World Bank.

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    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General

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