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The Economics of International Trade and the Environment

1st Edition

Edited by Amitrajeet A Batabyal, Hamid Beladi

CRC Press

344 pages

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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

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology