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Is trade liberalisation bad for the environment? A review of the economic evidence

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  • S. Serban Scrieciu

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The continued growth in world trade and investment flows has led to a renewed interest among researchers and policy makers in the potential impact that trade liberalisation policy may have on the environment. The aim of this paper is to provide a balanced and accessible summary of the findings of recent economic research on the impact of growth in international trade and investment on environmental quality.

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  • Colin Kirkpatrick & S. Serban Scrieciu, 2008. "Is trade liberalisation bad for the environment? A review of the economic evidence," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 51(4), pages 497-510.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:51:y:2008:i:4:p:497-510 DOI: 10.1080/09640560802116988
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    1. Li, Zhigang & Xu, Nan & Yuan, Jia, 2015. "New evidence on trade-environment linkage via air visibility," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 128(C), pages 72-74.
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    3. Farajzadeh, Zakariya & Zhu, Xueqin & Bakhshoodeh, Mohammad, 2017. "Trade reform in Iran for accession to the World Trade Organization: Analysis of welfare and environmental impacts," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 75-85.
    4. Louis Dupuy, 2012. "International Trade and Sustainability : A survey," Working Papers hal-00701426, HAL.
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    6. Roy, Jayjit, 2017. "On the environmental consequences of intra-industry trade," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 83(C), pages 50-67.

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