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Strategic Trade Policy als Response to Climate Change? The Political Economy of Climate Policy

  • Andreas Freytag

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    (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

  • Leo Wangler

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    (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Based on German experiences, this paper discusses the political economy of climate protection. The objective is to come to a better understanding of why climate change has become one of the main topics at the domestic agenda in some countries, despite the fact that there are obvious free-riding problems resulting in increasing difficulties for international policy coordination. Using a strategic trade policy framework, the paper theoretically discusses the incentives for domestic policymakers to advocate an ambitious climate policy and assesses these incentives empirically with econometric methods.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-001.

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Date of creation: 11 Jan 2008
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Publication status: Published as "Strategic Trade Policy as Response to Climate Change? The Political Economy of Climate Policy", in: Global Journal of Human Social Science 13/4-B (2013), 1-21.
Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-001
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