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Title:Domestic inefficiencies caused by transboundary pollution problems when there is no international coordination of environmental policies PDF Logo
Authors:Hoel, Michael
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2001,17
Abstract:In most models of transboundary pollution, lack of international cooperation does not cause any inefficiency within each country. The paper shows that this result is only valid in the hypothetical case of no international trade. With international trade, we get a domestic inefficiency in addition to the well-known inefficiencies at the international level. More precisely, when there is no cooperation on how to handle transboundary pollution, it is individually rational for each country to choose a policy that gives it a lower welfare than what is possible given the emission levels of all countries.
Subjects:environmental policy
transboundary pollution
carbon leakage
JEL:F42
Q20
Q28
Q48
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

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