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

Posted: 14 Aug 2017

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Jevan Cherniwchan

University of Alberta - Department of Marketing, Business Economics & Law

Brian R. Copeland

University of British Columbia

M. Scott Taylor

University of Calgary

Date Written: August 2017

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. Although some new results have emerged from the application of a Melitz-style approach to trade and the environment, the full potential of this approach has not yet been realized. We discuss existing empirical and theoretical work, introduce three new hypotheses, and suggest paths for future researchers to follow.

Suggested Citation

Cherniwchan, Jevan and Copeland, Brian and Taylor, M. Scott, Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results (August 2017). Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 9, pp. 59-85, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3017736 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-economics-063016-103756

Jevan Cherniwchan (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Marketing, Business Economics & Law ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

Brian Copeland

University of British Columbia ( email )

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

M. Scott Taylor

University of Calgary

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