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Green Public Procurement of Certified Wood: Spatial Leverage Effect and Welfare Implications

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  • Brusselaers, Jan
  • Van Huylenbroeck, Guido
  • Buysse, Jeroen
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    •Certified and conventional products are not traditional substitute goods.•Green public procurement stimulates certification globally, but not in each region.•Public procurement of the cheaper unsustainable product does not maximise welfare.•Increasing the price premium for certified wood creates a trade barrier.•The high costs of forest certification exclude vulnerable producers.

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    Volume (Year): 135 (2017)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 91-102

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:135:y:2017:i:c:p:91-102
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.01.012
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