Issues of Environmental and Labor Standards in the Global Trading System

Working Paper #398

Posted: 17 Dec 1997

See all articles by Drusilla K. Brown

Drusilla K. Brown

Tufts University - Department of Economics

Alan V. Deardorff

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

Robert M. Stern

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

There have been increasing calls in recent years in the United States and other major industrialized countries for actions designed to harmonize domestic policies, institutions, and practices especially with regard to trade-related environmental and labor standards. As pointed out by Anderson (1996) and Bhagwati (1996), these calls for action have been motivated by a host of moral, economic, structural, and political factors. The purpose of our paper is to investigate the analytics, empirical evidence, institutional arrangements, and available policy options for addressing the issues involved.

JEL Classification: F13, Q28, J38

Suggested Citation

Brown, Drusilla K. and Deardorff, Alan V. and Stern, Robert M., Issues of Environmental and Labor Standards in the Global Trading System (1997). Working Paper #398, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=46123

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