Trade, Transboundary Pollution and Market Size
This paper uses a monopolistic competitive framework with many sectors to study the impact of trade liberalization on local and global emissions. We focus on the interplay of the pollution haven effect and the home market effect and show how a large-market advantage can counterbalance a high emission tax, implying that trade liberalization leads to lower global emissions. Generally, our results suggest that relative market size, the level of trade costs, the ease of abatement, and the degree of product differentiation at the sector level are relevant variables for empirical studies on trade and pollution.
|Date of creation:||17 Apr 2013|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Department of Economics, Stockholm, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden|
Phone: +46 8 16 20 00
Fax: +46 8 16 14 25
Web page: http://www.ne.su.se/
More information through EDIRC
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Matthew A. Cole & Robert J.R. Elliott & Toshihiro Okubo, 2010.
"Trade, Environmental Regulations and Industrial Mobility: An Industry-Level Study of Japan,"
Discussion Paper Series
DP2010-22, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
- Cole, Matthew A. & Elliott, Robert J.R. & Okubo, Toshihiro, 2010. "Trade, environmental regulations and industrial mobility: An industry-level study of Japan," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(10), pages 1995-2002, August.
- Josh Ederington, Arik Levinson & Jenny Minier, 2003.
"Footlose and Pollution Free,"
gueconwpa~03-03-04, Georgetown University, Department of Economics.
- Jota Ishikawa & Toshihiro Okubo, 2008.
"Greenhouse-gas Emission Controls and International Carbon Leakage through Trade Liberalization,"
Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series
gd08-013, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
- Ishikawa, Jota & Okubo, Toshihiro, 2008. "Greenhouse-gas Emission Controls and International Carbon Leakage through Trade Liberalization," CCES Discussion Paper Series 3, Center for Research on Contemporary Economic Systems, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.
- Jota Ishikawa & Toshihiro Okubo, 2008. "Greenhouse-gas Emission Controls and International Carbon Leakage through Trade Liberalization," Discussion Paper Series 231, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
- ISHIKAWA Jota & OKUBO Toshihiro, 2009. "Greenhouse-Gas Emission Controls and International Carbon Leakage through Trade Liberalization," Discussion papers 09008, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
- Dao-Zhi Zeng & Laixun Zhao, 2006.
"Pollution Havens and Industrial Agglomeration,"
Discussion Paper Series
197, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
- Rauscher, Michael, 1997. "International Trade, Factor Movements, and the Environment," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198290506, December.
- Brian R. Copeland & M. Scott Taylor, 1994. "North-South Trade and the Environment," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 109(3), pages 755-787.
- Pfluger, Michael, 2001. " Ecological Dumping under Monopolistic Competition," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 103(4), pages 689-706, December.
- Nicole Gürtzgen & Michael Rauscher, 2000. "Environmental Policy, Intra-Industry Trade and Transfrontier Pollution," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 17(1), pages 59-71, September.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hhs:sunrpe:2013_0008. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sten Nyberg)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.