The role of green tariffs in environmental harmonization

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Title: The role of green tariffs in environmental harmonization
Authors: Naghavi, Alireza
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Date: Apr-2004
Abstract: This paper investigates the link between trade and environment by exploring the effects of green tariffs on the location of firms, innovation and environmental policy. Besides the standard effect of reducing trade and production of dirty goods, green tariffs discourage firms from relocating to pollution havens and induce them to engage in pollution abatement R&D instead. With no concern about pollution among Southern residents, green tariffs can block delocation to serve as the only means of persuading the South to harmonize its environmental standards. When some concern exists, tougher environmental regulations are adopted for a wider range of standards.
Funding Details: University College Dublin. Institute for the Study of Social Change
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP04/07
Keywords: Environmental standardsEco-dumpingMultinationalsLocation of firmsPollution abatement R&DWTOGreen tariffs
Subject LCSH: International trade--Environmental aspects
Environmental impact charges
Industrial location
International business enterprises--Environmental aspects
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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