North-South Trade and the Global Environment

24 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2009

Date Written: September 1994

Abstract

Differences in property rights create a motive for trade among otherwise identical regions. Two regions with identical technologies, endowments, and preferences will trade if one, the South, has ill-defined property rights on environmental resources. Trade with a region with well-defined property rights transmits and enlarges the problem of the commons: the North overconsumes underpriced resource-intensive products imported from the South.

Suggested Citation

Chichilnisky, Graciela, North-South Trade and the Global Environment (September 1994). American Economic Review, Vol. 84, No. 4, September 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1374644

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