International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics > Vol 1 > Issue 2

International Trade and Environmental Policy Under Imperfect Competition

Cees Withagen, Department of Spatial Economics, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands, cwithagen@feweb.vu.nl
 
Suggested Citation
Cees Withagen (2007), "International Trade and Environmental Policy Under Imperfect Competition", International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics: Vol. 1: No. 2, pp 151-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/101.00000004

Published: 15 Apr 2007
© 2007 Cees Withagen
 
Subjects
Environmental Economics
 
Keywords
Ecological dumpingImperfect competitionInternational tradePollution
 

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In this article:
1 Introduction
2 The Copeland-Taylor Model
3 Imperfect Competition; an Introduction
4 Oligopoly; Partial Equilibrium
5 Oligopoly; General Equilibrium
6 Conclusion
References

Abstract

The objective of the present paper is to review the literature on the link between environmental policy and international trade, with a focus on imperfect competition on the world output markets. Special attention will be paid to the literature on oligopoly and strategic government policy and its potential consequences for the ecological dumping debate. We address partial equilibrium as well as general equilibrium approaches, and emphasize the fact that opposing conclusions can be reached.

DOI:10.1561/101.00000004