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Recent Developments in Trade and the Environment

Edited by Brian R. Copeland, Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada
This volume brings together a selection of recent articles by leading scholars on the economics of international trade and the environment. The collection incorporates key papers published between 2000 and 2013 that investigate the major themes in the field including the effects of globalization on environmental outcomes, the effects of environmental policy on international competitiveness, evidence on the pollution haven hypothesis, effects of trade on the sustainability of renewable resources, interaction between trade policy and environmental policy and trade and climate change.
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Publication Date: 2014
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Environment
  • Energy Economics
This volume brings together a selection of recent articles by leading scholars on the economics of international trade and the environment. The collection incorporates key papers published between 2000 and 2013 that investigate the major themes in the field including the effects of globalization on environmental outcomes, the effects of environmental policy on international competitiveness, evidence on the pollution haven hypothesis, effects of trade on the sustainability of renewable resources, interaction between trade policy and environmental policy and trade and climate change.

This insightful collection is an essential reference for students, researchers and policymakers.
‘Wow, this book includes all of the best and most path-breaking original research on trade and the environment, all in one place. These authors have tackled some of the most difficult and vexing problems in economic policy analysis: does trade worsen the environment, by allowing wider exploitation? Or, can trade improve the environment, by allowing clean technology transfer? Is the abatement achieved by unilateral pollution control offset by increased pollution elsewhere? The conditions for each such outcome are carefully analyzed by the different papers in this book, as carefully selected by an editor who knows this field and has made major contributions to it.’
– Don Fullerton, University of Illinois, US
33 articles, dating from 2000 to 2013
Contributors include: W. Antweiler, M. Cole, J. Ederington, J. Frankel, B. Harstad, A. Levinson, J. List, M. Lovely, C. McAusland, S. Taylor
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Brian R. Copeland

PART I OVERVIEW

1. Brian R. Copeland and M. Scott Taylor (2004), ‘Trade, Growth and the Environment’

PART II EFFECTS OF TRADE ON POLLUTION
2. Werner Antweiler, Brian R. Copeland and M. Scott Taylor (2001), ‘Is Free Trade Good for the Environment’
3. Matthew A. Cole and Robert J.R. Elliot (2003), ‘Determining the Trade-Environment Composition Effect: The Role of Capital, Labor and Environmental Regulations’
4. Jeffrey A. Frankel and Andrew K. Rose (2005), ‘Is Trade Good or Bad for the Environment? Sorting out the Causality’
5. Arik Levinson (2009), ‘Technology, International Trade, and Pollution from US Manufacturing’
6. Lucas W. Davis and Matthew E. Kahn (2010), ‘International Trade in Used Vehicles: The Environmental Consequences of the NAFTA’
7. Anca Cristea, David Hummels, Laura Puzzello and Misak Avetisyan (2013), ‘Trade and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Freight Transport’

PART III EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON THE POLLUTION HAVEN EFFECT: NEW PLANT BIRTHS
8. Randy Becker and Vernon Henderson (2000), ‘Effects of Air Quality Regulations on Polluting Industries’
9. John A. List, Daniel L. Millimet, Per G. Fredriksson and W. Warren McHone (2003), ‘Effects of Environmental Regulations on Manufacturing Plant Births: Evidence from a Propensity Score Matching Estimator’

PART IV EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON THE POLLUTION HAVEN EFFECT: INTERNATIONAL TRADE
10. Josh Ederington, Arik Levinson and Jenny Minier (2005), ‘Footloose and Pollution-Free’
11. Arik Levinson and M. Scott Taylor (2008), ‘Unmasking the Pollution Haven Effect’

PART V EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON THE POLLUTION HAVEN EFFECT: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
12. Wolfgang Keller and Arik Levinson (2002), ‘Pollution Abatement Costs and Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to U.S. States’
13. Gunnar S. Eskeland and Ann E. Harrison (2003), ‘Moving to Greener Pastures? Multinationals and the Pollution Haven Hypothesis’
14. Rema Hanna (2010), ‘US Environmental Regulation and FDI: Evidence from a Panel of US-Based Multinational Firms’
15. Judith M. Dean, Mary E. Lovely and Hua Hwang (2009), ’Are Foreign Investors Attracted to Weak Environmental Regulations? Evaluating the Evidence from China’
16. Ulrich J. Wagner and Christopher D. Timmins (2009),’Agglomeration Effects in Foreign Direct Investment and the Pollution Haven Hypothesis’

PART VI TRADE AND RENEWABLE RESOURCES
17. Erwin H. Bulte and Edward B. Barbier (2005), ‘Trade and Renewable Resources in a Second Best World: An Overview’
18. Louis Hotte, Ngo Van Long and Huilan Tian (2000), ‘International Trade with Endogenous Enforcement of Property Rights’
19. Brian R. Copeland and M. Scott Taylor (2009), ‘Trade, Tragedy and the Commons’
20. M. Scott Taylor (2011), ‘Buffalo Hunt: International Trade and the Virtual Extinction of the North American Bison’
21. Christopher Costello, Michael Springborn, Carol McAusland and Andrew Solow (2007), ‘Unintended Biological Invasions: Does Risk Vary by Trading Partner’

PART VII TRADE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
22. Josh Ederington and Jenny Minier (2003), ‘Is Environmental Policy a Secondary Trade Barrier? An Empircal Analysis’
23. Josh Ederington (2001),’International Coordination of Trade and Domestic Policies’
24. Kyle Bagwell and Robert W. Staiger (2001), ‘Domestic Policies, National Sovereignty, and International Economic Institutions’
25. Ronald Fischer and Pablo Serra (2000), ‘Standards and Protection’
26. Carol McAusland (2008), ‘Trade, Politics and the Environment: Tailpipe vs. Smokestack’
27. Mary E. Lovely and David Popp (2011), ‘Trade, Technology, and the Environment: Does Access to Technology Promote Environmental Regulation?’

PART VIII TRADE, TRANSBOUNDARY, POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
28. Mustafa H. Babiker and Thomas F. Rutherford (2005), ‘The Economic Effects of Border Measures in Subglobal Climate Agreements’
29. Rachel Aichele and Gabriel Felbermayr (2012), ‘Kyoto and the Carbon Footprints of Nations’
30. Brian R. Copeland and M. Scott Taylor (2005), ‘Free Trade and Global Warming: A Trade Theory View of the Kyoto Protocol’
31. Nuno Limaõ (2005), ‘Trade Policy, Cross-Border Externalities and Lobbies: Do Linked Agreements Enforce More Cooperative Outcomes’
32. Thomas Eichner and Rüdiger Pethig (2011), ‘Carbon Leakage, the Green Paradox and Perfect Futures Market’
33. Bård Harstad (2012), ‘Buy Coal! A Case for Supply-Side Environmental Policy’