Is environmental policy a secondary trade barrier? An empirical analysis
Josh Ederington () and
Canadian Journal of Economics, 2003, vol. 36, issue 1, 137-154
Should international trade agreements be extended to include negotiations over environmental policy? The answer depends on whether countries distort levels of environmental regulations as a secondary means of providing protection to domestic industries; our results suggest that they do. Previous studies of this relationship have treated the level of environmental regulation as exogenous, and found a negligible correlation between environmental regulation and trade flows. In contrast, we find that, when the level of environmental regulation is modelled as an endogenous variable, its estimated effect on trade flows is significantly higher than previously reported.
JEL-codes: F1 F14 F18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (139) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
access restricted to subscribers
Journal Article: Is environmental policy a secondary trade barrier? An empirical analysis (2003)
Working Paper: Is Environmental Policy a Secondary Trade Barrier? An Empirical Analysis (2000)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cje:issued:v:36:y:2003:i:1:p:137-154
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.economic ... ionen/membership.php
Access Statistics for this article
Canadian Journal of Economics is currently edited by Katherine Cuff
More articles in Canadian Journal of Economics from Canadian Economics Association Canadian Economics Association Prof. Werrner Antweiler, Treasurer UBC Sauder School of Business 2053 Main Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Prof. Werner Antweiler ().