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Free Trade and the Formation of Environmental Policy: Evidence from US Legislative Votes

Jevan Cherniwchan and Nouri Najjar
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Nouri Najjar: Department of Economics,, https://sites.google.com/site/npmnajjar/home

No 21-11, Carleton Economic Papers from Carleton University, Department of Economics

Abstract: We examine NAFTA’s effect on roll call votes on environmental legislation in the US House of Representatives. Our results suggest that reductions in US tariffs caused representatives of affected districts to significantly reduce their support for environmental policy, but reductions in Mexican tariffs did little to affect legislator behavior.

Keywords: NAFTA; trade liberalization; voting; environmental policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F18 F64 F68 Q56 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 62 pages
Date: 2021-09-15, Revised 2021-09-30
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