The rise of environmentalism, pollution taxes and intra-industry trade
This paper develops a political-economy model to investigate to what extent a rise of environmentalism can successfully encourage higher pollution taxes and reduce pollution. The model focuses on special-interest group politics, intra-industry trade and a transnational environmental externality. The main finding is that a rise of environmentalism is not sufficient to protect the environment when pollution is relatively immobile and environmentalists are concerned with pollution in other countries than their own. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004
Volume (Year): 6 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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