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Do positive agricultural externalities provide a justification against trade liberalisation?

Thilo W. Glebe ()
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Thilo W. Glebe: Environmental Economics and Agricultural Policy Group, Technical University of Munich

No 62005, Discussion Papers from Technische Universität München, Environmental Economics and Agricultural Policy Group

Abstract: This paper analyses the welfare effects of agricultural trade liberalisation when taking into account the positive environmental externalities of European farming. We show that free trade is suboptimal, if no efficient environmental policy addressing the provision of multifunctional amenities is implemented. However, tariff reductions in a net-importing country will increase the incentive for introducing an environmental policy, though this policy will be strategically distorted. Despite its strategic character, introducing an optimal environmental policy, when simultaneously abolishing a tariff policy in an importing country, will unambiguously enhance global welfare.

Keywords: Agricultural trade; agricultural multifunctionality; strategic environmental policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-06
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Published in Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales. No. 82-83, 57-72. (title: Agricultural multifunctionality and trade liberalisation; revised version)

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