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Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results

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  • Jevan Cherniwchan
  • Brian R. Copeland
  • M. Scott Taylor

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We review recent research linking international trade to the environment, with a focus on new results and methods. The review is given structure by a novel decomposition linking changes in emissions to changes in productive activity at the plant, firm, industry, and national levels. While some new results have emerged from the application of a Melitz-style approach to trade and the environment, its full potential has not yet been exploited. We discuss existing empirical and theoretical work, introduce three new hypotheses, and suggest paths for future researchers to follow.

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  • Jevan Cherniwchan & Brian R. Copeland & M. Scott Taylor, 2016. "Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results," CESifo Working Paper Series 6109, CESifo Group Munich.
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    Keywords

    trade; environment; pollution havens; emissions; climate;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General

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