Est-ce que la politique environnementale est une barrière commerciale secondaire? Une analyse empirique

Translated title of the contribution: Is environmental policy a secondary trade barrier? An empirical analysis

Josh Ederington, Jenny Minier

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Abstract

Should international trade agreements be extended to include negotiations over environmental policy? The answer depends on whether countries distort levels of environmental regulations as a secondary means of providing protection to domestic industries; our results suggest that they do. Previous studies of this relationship have treated the level of environmental regulation as exogenous, and found a negligible correlation between environmental regulation and trade flows. In contrast, we find that, when the level of environmental regulation is modelled as an endogenous variable, its estimated effect on trade flows is significantly higher than previously reported.

Translated title of the contributionIs environmental policy a secondary trade barrier? An empirical analysis
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)137-154
Number of pages18
JournalCanadian Journal of Economics
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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