Trade, Technology, and the Environment: Why Have Poor Countries Regulated Sooner?
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We thank Neelakshi Medhi and Tara Holmes for excellent research assistance. Helpful comments on earlier versions were received from Devashish Mitra, David Sonnenfeld and seminar participants at Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics: SURED 2006, the International Monetary Fund, the London School of Economics, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the ERB Institute at the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth. As usual, any remaining errors are the responsibility of the authors. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.