Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101736
Authors: 
Kuhn, Michael
Tivig, Thusnelda
Year of Publication: 
1996
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie II, Sonderforschungsbereich 178 "Internationalisierung der Wirtschaft", Universität Konstanz 324
Abstract: 
In this paper we analyze the connection between ecological dumping and environmental capital flight which in the literature is presented in three versions: capital flees in order to ecologically dump, firms flee and thus ecologically dump, and capital flees because governments ecologically dump. We find that 'ecological dumping' describes an ill posed problem: it has little to do with dumping and need not have any impact on the environment. Looking at the existing literature we find that although 'capital flight' is a misnomer, too, there are real problems dealt with under this heading. Nevertheless, because of their emotive and misleading undertone, we should better give up both notions.
Subjects: 
Dumping
Capital Flight
Delocation
Environment
JEL: 
F13
F21
H73
Q28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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