Trade, Economic Development and the Environment: Bangladeshi Perspective

16 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2007

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Abul Quasem Al-Amin

​Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Elias Hossain

Rajshahi University - Department of Social Work

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia

Date Written: September 10, 2007

Abstract

Bangladeshi economy over the last decade has occurred within the framework of a liberal trade and small investment regime as a small open economy. However the environmental problem arises due to all goods and services produced in the economy are directly or indirectly associated with power, energy use (various petroleum oil, gas or coal) and, according to the type of fuel utilized, with emissions as well. Although trade related economic development is a major factor in shaping the structure of Bangladeshi small economy and consequently, in affecting countries' energy use and various air emissions for burning fossil fuels and energy. Therefore the vital question is - 'Is there any trade-offs among energy use, environment and economic growth - in the Bangladeshi economy?' This paper examines the Bangladeshi economy wide implications in 2000 such as CO2, SO2 and NOx emission using input-output analysis, which allows the calculation of emission effect throughout the economy as well as exports-imports activities and we perform scenario analysis of the Bangladeshi economy for 2015 regarding CO2, SO2 and NOx emission.

Keywords: Trade, Development, Energy use, Environment, I-O analysis

JEL Classification: F10, F19, N5, N7

Suggested Citation

Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Hossain, Elias and Siwar, Chamhuri and Jaafar, Abdul Hamid, Trade, Economic Development and the Environment: Bangladeshi Perspective (September 10, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1013247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1013247

Abul Quasem Al-Amin (Contact Author)

​Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

​Institute of Energy Policy and Research (IEPRe)
JALAN IKRAM
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Elias Hossain

Rajshahi University - Department of Social Work ( email )

Rajshahi, 6205
Bangladesh

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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