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Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results

Jevan Cherniwchan, Brian R. Copeland, M. Scott Taylor

NBER Working Paper No. 22636
Issued in September 2016
NBER Program(s):Environment and Energy Economics, International Trade and Investment

We review recent research linking international trade to the environment, with a focus on new results and methods. The review is given structure by a novel decomposition linking changes in emissions to changes in productive activity at the plant, firm, industry, and national levels. While some new results have emerged from the application of a Melitz-style approach to trade and the environment, its full potential has not yet been exploited. We discuss existing empirical and theoretical work, introduce three new hypotheses, and suggest paths for future researchers to follow.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w22636

Published: Jevan Cherniwchan & Brian R. Copeland & M. Scott Taylor, 2017. "Trade and the Environment: New Methods, Measurements, and Results," Annual Review of Economics, vol 9(1), pages 59-85. citation courtesy of

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