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dc.contributor.authorKreickemeier, Udoen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichter, Philipp M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T12:53:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-27T12:53:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/61417-
dc.description.abstractThis paper derives a new effect of trade liberalisation on the quality of the environment. We show that in the presence of heterogeneous firms the aggregate volume of emissions is influenced not only by the long-established scale effect, but also by a reallocation effect resulting from an increase in the relative size of more productive firms. We show how the relative importance of these effects, and hence the overall effect of trade liberalisation on the environment, is affected by the emission-intensity at the firm level: Aggregate emissions decrease when trade is liberalised if and only if firm-specific emission intensity decreases strongly with increasing firm productivity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Papers, German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin 1214en_US
dc.subject.jelF12en_US
dc.subject.jelF18en_US
dc.subject.jelQ56en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTrade and environmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordmonopolistic competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneous firmsen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmental effectsen_US
dc.titleTrade and the environment: The role of firm heterogeneityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn722231083en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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