Trade pessimists vs technology optimists : induced technical change and pollution havens

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dc.contributor.author Di Maria, Corrado
dc.contributor.author Smulders, Sjak
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-09T17:05:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-09T17:05:26Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 2004 by the authors en
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Advances) en
dc.identifier.issn 1538-0637
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/845
dc.description.abstract Our paper focuses on the role of endogenous technology and technology spillovers in explaining cross country differences in pollution and the pollution haven effect of international trade. In our North-South trade model, technology is endogenously developed by the North and imitated by the South. Environmental regulators choose national environmental policies by trading off the income gains and the disutility from a rise in pollution. Differences in environmental stringency are entirely driven by differences in investment opportunities and distortions that follow from the difference in intellectual property rights protection. We show that without goods trade and in the absence of technology subsidies, the North imposes more stringent environmental regulation than the South. When opening up to trade, the South experiences a rise in prices for pollution-intensive goods and tends to raise pollution as in a standard trade model. Induced technical change, however, may reverse this pollution haven effect. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Berkeley Electronic Press en
dc.rights All rights reserved en
dc.subject Pollution havens en
dc.subject Endogenous technical change en
dc.subject International trade en
dc.subject.lcsh Technological innovations en
dc.subject.lcsh Pollution--Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh International trade en
dc.title Trade pessimists vs technology optimists : induced technical change and pollution havens en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Corrado Di Maria (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/geogplanningenvpolicy/drcorradodimaria/home/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0030 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1344&context=bejeap en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.citation.other Issue title: The Pollution Haven Hypothesis en
dc.neeo.contributor Di Maria|Corrado|aut|UCD0030
dc.neeo.contributor Smulders|Sjak|aut|


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