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The Pollution Haven Hypothesis, a Dynamic Perspective

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  • Christian Bogmans
  • Cees Withagen

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In this paper we build a model to investigate the relation between trade and the environment in a dynamic setting. We extend a trade model similar to Copeland & Taylor (2003) by adding capital accumulation. We characterize optimal environmental policy in autarky and under international trade. Then we analyze the effects of parameter differences across countries on steady state specialization patterns. JEL Codes: F18, F43, O41, Q56.

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  • Christian Bogmans & Cees Withagen, 2010. "The Pollution Haven Hypothesis, a Dynamic Perspective," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(1), pages 103-130.
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    1. Louis Dupuy & Matthew Agarwala, 2014. "International trade and sustainable development," Chapters,in: Handbook of Sustainable Development, chapter 25, pages 399-417 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Louis Dupuy, 2012. "International Trade and Sustainability: A survey," Larefi Working Papers 1201, Larefi, Université Bordeaux 4.
    3. repec:laf:wpaper:201201 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Akihiko Yanase, 2014. "Indeterminacy and Pollution Haven Hypothesis in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 25(5), pages 959-980, November.

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    Keywords

    Trade and the environment; Two-sector growth models;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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