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Unilateral Emission Cuts and Carbon Leakages in a Dynamic North–South Trade Model

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  • Partha Sen

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Abstract The effects of a unilateral cut in emissions are analyzed in a dynamic two-country model. Two (intermediate) goods are produced, one of which uses the fossil fuel. These inputs are traded and combine to produce a final good. The effect of a cut in fossil fuel use by a bloc (e.g. Annexure 1 countries in the Kyoto Protocol) depends on whether the fuel is priced at marginal cost or above. In the latter case a “green paradox” may appear. The paper’s contribution lies in analyzing the dynamics and trade implications of the unilateral action.

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  • Partha Sen, 2016. "Unilateral Emission Cuts and Carbon Leakages in a Dynamic North–South Trade Model," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 64(1), pages 131-152, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:64:y:2016:i:1:d:10.1007_s10640-014-9860-2
    DOI: 10.1007/s10640-014-9860-2
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    1. Burcu Afyonoğlu Fazlıoğlu & Agustín Pérez-Barahona & Çağrı Sağlam, 2019. "Energy and Physical Capital: A Case of Non-classical Dynamics," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 72(4), pages 1003-1022, April.
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