Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74092
Authors: 
Naghavi, Alireza
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 92.2006
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the link between trade and environment by exploring the effects of green tariffs on the location of firms, innovation and the environment. It shows that tariffs levied on polluting goods could result in less global pollution than harmonization of environmental standards by inducing more pollution abatement R&D, generating lower unit emissions from production, and reducing competition. Green tariffs reduce pollution by (1) shifting production to the region where environmental standards are respected, (2) strategically inducing abatement R&D by the Northern firm by granting the latter a higher market share, (3) creating abatement R&D by deterring delocation.
Subjects: 
Environmental Standards
Multinationals
Location of Firms
Pollution Abatement R&D
Green Tariffs
JEL: 
F13
F18
F23
H23
Q21
R38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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