The Role of TTIP on the Environment

52 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2017

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Razvan C. Pascalau

SUNY College at Plattsburgh - School of Business and Economics; University of Navarra

Dhimitri Qirjo

SUNY College at Plattsburgh - School of Business and Economics

Date Written: June 12, 2017

Abstract

The current study empirically investigates and shows that on average, the possible implementation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would generally help in the fight against global warming. In particular, the study finds that a one percent increase in the bilateral trade between the U.S. and the typical EU member would reduce annual per capita emissions of CO2 and GHGs in the typical TTIP member by about 2.7 and 2.4 percent, respectively. However, results also show that TTIP may increase annual per capita emissions of GHGs in the U.S. by about 2.5 percent per year. These results stand because the factor endowment hypothesis (FEH) and the pollution haven hypothesis based on population density variations (PHH2) appear to dominate the pollution haven hypothesis based on national income differences (PHH1).

Keywords: Free Trade, Environmental Economics, TTIP.

JEL Classification: F18, F53, F64

Suggested Citation

Pascalau, Razvan C. and Qirjo, Dhimitri, The Role of TTIP on the Environment (June 12, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2989780 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2989780

Razvan C. Pascalau (Contact Author)

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Dhimitri Qirjo

SUNY College at Plattsburgh - School of Business and Economics ( email )

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United States
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