Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results

44 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2016  

Jevan Cherniwchan

University of Calgary

Brian R. Copeland

University of British Columbia

M. Scott Taylor

University of Calgary - Department of Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: September 2016

Abstract

We review recent research linking international trade to the environment, with a focus on new results and methods. The review is given structure by a novel decomposition linking changes in emissions to changes in productive activity at the plant, firm, industry, and national levels. While some new results have emerged from the application of a Melitz-style approach to trade and the environment, its full potential has not yet been exploited. We discuss existing empirical and theoretical work, introduce three new hypotheses, and suggest paths for future researchers to follow.

Keywords: trade, environment, pollution havens, emissions, climate

JEL Classification: F180, Q500

Suggested Citation

Cherniwchan, Jevan and Copeland, Brian R. and Taylor, M. Scott, Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results (September 2016). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6109. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2866950

Jevan Cherniwchan

University of Calgary ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

Brian Copeland

University of British Columbia ( email )

997-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
604-822-8215 (Phone)

Michael Scott Taylor (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Department of Economics ( email )

2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

Paper statistics

Downloads
39
Abstract Views
104