Trade liberalization and the environment: Carbon dioxide for 1960-1999

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This paper examines the empirical question of whether free trade is harmful or beneficial for the environment. Using a comprehensive panel data for 63 developed and developing countries over 1960 E999, the result for CO2 suggests further trade liberalization will increase the emissions with the elasticity of 0.579. In my best knowledge, this is the first study that estimates the overall effects of trade liberalization to the environment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance


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