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Climate change and balance of trade


  • Hochman, Gal
  • Zilberman, David


In the absence of a global climate agreement, countries employ local policies to curb pollution and introduce clean energy. These policies limit domestic consumption of a traded energy source but increase exports thus improving a country’s energy balance and its balance of trade. While focusing on US energy policy, we show this phenomenon for both petroleum products and for coal.

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  • Hochman, Gal & Zilberman, David, 2014. "Climate change and balance of trade," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt87d2b3kx, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:agrebk:qt87d2b3kx

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    Social and Behavioral Sciences; energy sources; international trade; technological change; climate change; balance of trade; green paradox;

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