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Commercio Internazionale E Ambiente: Un’Analisi A Livello Provinciale

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  • Myriam Anna Scaringelli

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By using Italian provincial level data, this paper aims to examine the effects of environmental regulation on international trade flows. The empirical analysis has been organized into two steps. Firstly, we have classified the manufacturing sectors in "clean" and "dirty" according to their air emissions. Secondly we have identified the kind of productive specialization in these sectors of each province. The econometric analysis - executed by using data panel technique - has highlighted that a stricter environmental regulation determines a loss of competitiveness in the production of the pollution intensive goods and, as consequence, an increase of imports from foreign countries. In this way we support the evidence of “pollution haven hypothesis” at decentralized level.

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  • Myriam Anna Scaringelli, 2011. "Commercio Internazionale E Ambiente: Un’Analisi A Livello Provinciale," Quaderni DSEMS 06-2011, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia.
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    Keywords

    Environmental Regulation; Trade; Comparative Advantage; Pollution Haven Hypothesis;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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