International trade and the environment : theoretical and policy linkages
|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
Environmental impact charges
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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