1st Edition

The Economics of International Trade and the Environment

Edited By Amitrajeet A Batabyal, Hamid Beladi Copyright 2001
    344 Pages
    by CRC Press

    344 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Issues related to environmental protection and trade liberalization have moved to the forefront of international policy agendas. The Economics of International Trade and the Environment explores - from an economic standpoint - many of the questions that are germane in increasing our knowledge of environmental policy in the presence of international trade and trade policy in the presence of environmental externalities.
    Ultimately we must ask "What can economic theory tell us about the connections between environmental and trade policy?" This book uses the tools of game and microeconomic theory to analyze diverse issues such as: the effects of international trade in waste products on illegal disposal, the nature of environmental policy when market structure and plant locations are endogenous, and the issue of ecological dumping. The authors apply economic theory to practical settings to ascertain the extent to which this theory can inform policy decisions about problems at the interface of international trade and the environment.
    Edited by well-known researchers and authors, this is the only resource that can serve as an effective guide to the theoretical and empirical literature on international trade and the environment. The Economics of International Trade and the Environment provides comprehensive coverage on a wide variety of topics and contains the most recent contributions in this area and is suitable as a graduate course in Economics and International Trade

    Introduction and Overview of the Economics of International Trade and the Environment, A. Batabyal and H. Beladi
    The Impact of Selected Abatement Strategies on Transnational Pollution, the Terms of Trade, and Factor Rewards: A General Equilibrium Approach, J.D. Merrifield
    International Trade in Waste Products in the Presence of Illegal Disposal, B.R. Copeland
    Environmental Policy When Market Structure and Plant Locations are Endogenous, J.R. Markusen, E.R. Morey, and N.D. Olewiler
    On Ecological Dumping, M. Rauscher
    Strategic Environmental Policy and International Trade, S. Barrett
    North-South Trade and the Global Environment, G. Chichilnisky
    Trade and Transboundary Pollution, B.R. Copeland and M.S, Taylor
    Environmental Policy and International Trade When Governments and Producers Act Strategically, A. Ulph
    Wildlife, Biodiversity, and Trade, E.B. Barbier and C-E. Schulz
    Game Governments Play: An Analysis of National Environmental Policy in an Open Economy, A. Batabyal
    Industrial Pollution Abatement: The Impact on the Balance of Trade, H.D. Robison
    The Effects of Domestic Environmental Policies on Patterns of World Trade: An Empirical Test, J. Tobey
    Unilateral CO2 Reductions and Carbon Leakage: The Consequences of International Trade in Oil and Basic Materials, S. Felder and T.F. Rutherford
    International Trade and Environmental Quality: How Important are the Linkages? C. Perroni and R.M. Wigle
    Environmental and Trade Policies: Some Methodological Lessons, V.K. Smith and J.A. Espinosa
    Carbon Taxes With Exemptions in an Open Economy: A General Equilibrium Analysis of the German Tax Initiative, C. Bohringer and T.F. Rutherford
    The Environment and Welfare Implications of Trade and Tax Policy, H. Lee and D. Roland-Holst
    The Impact of NAFTA on Mexico's Environmental Policy, B.W. Husted and J.M. Logsdon
    The Empirical Relationship Between Trade, Growth, and the Environment, L.R. Gale and J.A. Mendez


    Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Ph.D. is Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics with Honors and with Distinction at Cornell University in 1987, his M.S. degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1994. Professor Batabyal has taught undergraduate courses in international economics for business, international trade theory, and microeconomic theory, and has taught graduate courses in environmental economics, microeconomic theory, and operations research., Professor Batabyal has published over 200 books, book chapters, journal articles, and book reviews. As well, he has received many awards and honors including the Robert W. Purcell Scholarship for Research and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the James E. and Velva L. Rose Prize in International Development at Cornell University, and the College of Business Research Publication Award at Utah State University. He currently is book review editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, associate editor of the Journal of Regional Science, and editorial council member of the Review of Development Economics. His research interests lie in environmental economics, natural resource economics, development economics, international trade theory, and the interface of economics with biology, philosophy, and political science., Hamid Beladi, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics and holds the Niehaus Chair in Business Administration at the University of Dayton. He earned his Ph.D. at the Utah State University in 1983. From 1992 to 1997, Professor Beladi was the William J. Hoben Research Scholar in International Business at the University of Dayton. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in international trade, research methods, mathematical economics, microeconomic theory, and development economics., Professor Beladi is currently editor of International Review of Economics and Finance and associate editor of Review of International Economics. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of International Trade and Economics Development and the Review of Economic Development, and is a founding member of the International Economics and Finance Society. He has received the Faculty Scholarship Award and School of Business Scholarship Award from the University of Dayton. Professor Beladi’s research interests include international trade and finance, international technology transfer, strategic and trade theoretic issues, foreign investment in LDCs and designing of incentive-compatible contracts, migration models of economic development, decision-making under uncertainty, and natural resource and environmental economics.