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Economic analysis of e-waste market under imperfect information

Dato , Prudence;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Aug 2015
  • Country: France
Abstract
Despite international regulations that prohibit the trans-boundary movement of electronic and electric waste (e-waste), non-reusable e-waste is often illegally mixed with reusable e-waste and results in being sent to developing countries. As developing countries are not well prepared to properly manage e-waste, this illegal trade has important negative externalities, and creates ‘environmental injustice’. The two main information problems on the e-waste market are imperfect monitoring and imperfect information on the so-called ‘degree of purity’ of the e-waste. In this paper, we use a simple bilateral North-South trade model and show that there exists an alterna...
Subjects
free text keywords: international trade ,market,imperfect information,E-waste, international trade, market, imperfect information, E-waste, JEL classification: Q53, L51, D82, F18., JEL: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q5 - Environmental Economics/Q.Q5.Q53 - Air Pollution • Water Pollution • Noise • Hazardous Waste • Solid Waste • Recycling, JEL: L - Industrial Organization/L.L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy/L.L5.L51 - Economics of Regulation, JEL: D - Microeconomics/D.D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty/D.D8.D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information • Mechanism Design, JEL: F - International Economics/F.F1 - Trade/F.F1.F18 - Trade and Environment, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance, [SHS.ENVIR]Humanities and Social Sciences/Environmental studies, JEL : Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q5 - Environmental Economics/Q.Q5.Q53 - Air Pollution • Water Pollution • Noise • Hazardous Waste • Solid Waste • Recycling, JEL : L - Industrial Organization/L.L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy/L.L5.L51 - Economics of Regulation, JEL : D - Microeconomics/D.D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty/D.D8.D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information • Mechanism Design, JEL : F - International Economics/F.F1 - Trade/F.F1.F18 - Trade and Environment, [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances, [ SHS.ENVIR ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Environmental studies
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