International trade and the environment : theoretical and policy linkages

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Title: International trade and the environment : theoretical and policy linkages
Authors: Neary, J. Peter
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1261
Date: 23-Jun-2005
Abstract: I review and extend three approaches to trade and environmental policies: competitive general equilibrium, oligopoly and monopolistic competition. The first two have surprisingly similar implications; deviation deviations from first best rules are justified only by constraints on policy choice (which motivates what I call a "single dividend" approach to environmental policy), and taxes and emissions standards differ in ways which reflect the Le Chatelier principle. I also show how environmental taxes may lead to a catastrophic relocation of industry in the presence of agglomeration effects, although not necessarily if there is a continuum of industries which differ in pollution intensity. An earlier version was presented as an invited plenary lecture to the European Association for Environmental and Resource Economics Conference, Oslo, 1999.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Environmental policy;International trade policy;Location and economic geography;Pollution abatement;Strategic trade policy
Subject LCSH: Environmental policy
Commercial policy
Industrial location
Environmental impact charges
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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