Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72383
Authors: 
Naghavi, Alireza
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 04/07
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the link between trade and environment by exploring the effects of green tariffs on the location of firms, innovation and environmental policy. Besides the standard effect of reducing trade and production of dirty goods, green tariffs discourage firms from relocating to pollution havens and induce them to engage in pollution abatement R&D instead. With no concern about pollution among Southern residents, green tariffs can block delocation to serve as the only means of persuading the South to harmonize its environmental standards. When some concern exists, tougher environmental regulations are adopted for a wider range of standards.
Subjects: 
environmental standards
eco-dumping
multinationals
location of firms
pollution abatement R&D
WTO
green tariffs
JEL: 
F13
F18
F23
H23
Q21
R38
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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