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Trade liberalization and industrial pollution in Brazil

Claudio Ferraz () and Carlos Eduardo Young

No 23, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo from Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

Abstract: Abstract This paper attempts to estimate the effect of trade liberalization on the industrial structure and pattern of pollution emissions in Brazil. An input-output approach is used to estimate the value of production and potential pollution intensity estimates are undertaken using the industrial pollution projection system. We find that the aggregate intensity of pollutant emission has decreased for the whole industrial sector, but for the export sector, the pollution intensity has been increasing after trade liberalization.

Keywords: CONTAMINACION; EVALUACION DEL IMPACTO AMBIENTAL; INDUSTRIAS DE EXPORTACION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT; EXPORT-ORIENTED INDUSTRIES; POLLUTION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999-12
Note: Includes bibliography
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