Flip Side of the Pollution Haven: Do Export Destinations Matter?
|Title:||Flip Side of the Pollution Haven: Do Export Destinations Matter?||Authors:||Batrakova, Svetlana||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6376||Date:||Jan-2011||Abstract:||This paper looks at a reverse side of the pollution haven argument by answering a question on whether environmental regulations of the destination, rather than source countries play a role. The study utilises a firm-level dataset with aggregate export destinations of Europe and rest of the world (ROW) to establish whether a firm adjusts its energy use in response to a decision to start exporting to a more (Europe) or a less (ROW) regulated destination. Although on average, no energy adjustments are found for these destinations, focusing on the most polluting industries or the most energy-intensive firms reveals that fi rms' decision to start exporting to Europe brings about signi ficant energy improvements, unlike a decision to start exporting to the ROW. Further estimations suggest that no adjustments found for firms exporting to the ROW are consistent with exporting to non-OECD region.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Keywords:||Export destinations;Energy;Firm level;Regulations||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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