Have Countries with Lax Environmental Regulations a Comparative Advantage in Polluting Industries?

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Quiroga, Miguel; Sterner, Thomas; Persson, Martin; (2007)
  • Subject: pollution haven | trade | Porter hypothesis | comparative advantage | environmental regulation | comparative advantage, environmental regulation, trade, pollution haven, Porter hypothesis
    • jel: jel:Q56 | jel:F18

We aim to study whether lax environmental regulations induce comparative advantages, causing the least-regulated countries to specialize in polluting industries. The study is based on Trefler and Zhu’s (2005) definition of the factor content of trade. For the econ... View more
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