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Trade and the Environment in General Equilibrium: Evidence from Developing Economies

Series: Economy & Environment, Vol. 21

Beghin, John, Roland-Holst, David, Van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique (Eds.)

2002, XIX, 275 p.

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This book was initiated while the three major authors were at the Development Centre of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, working on its program on economic growth, trade, and sustainability. We wish to thank the OECD Development Centre for its support. The book was completed during summer 2001 at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University. We appreciate the resources and financial support CARD provided for publication of this work. Sandra Clarke provided technical editing of the manuscripts and oversaw the indexing of the book; Becky Olson prepared the camera-ready copy of the final manuscript. We thank them for their instrumental help in these last steps. Part of the work presented in this volume previously appeared in some form in journals. The analysis of Chile presented in Chapter 6 appeared as “Growth, Trade, Pollution and Natural-Resource Use in Chile. Evidence from an Economywide Model,” Agricultural Economics 19(1998): 87-97; and as “Trade Integration, Environmental Degradation, and Public Health in Chile: Assessing the Linkages,” Environment and Development Economics, in press. The work on Costa Rica and Indonesia summarised in Chapter 10 appeared as “Is There a Trade-off Between Trade Liberalisation and Pollution Abatement in Costa Rica? A Computable General Equilibrium Assessment,” Journal of Policy Modeling 20(1): 11-31; and as “The Environment and Welfare Implications of Trade and Tax Policy,” Journal of Development Economics 52(1997): 65-82.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Air pollution - Developing Countries - Developing Economies - Empirical Analysis - development - growth - negotiations

Related subjects » Economic Growth - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - International Economics / European Integration - Public Finance - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations. List of Contributors. Preface. Part A: Methodology and Modelling. 1. Globalisation and the Environment from a Development Perspective; J. Beghin, D. Roland-Holst, D. Van der Mensbrugghe. 2. Trade and Environmental Policy Instruments and Reforms; J. Beghin. 3. Empirical Modelling of Trade and the Environment; J. Beghin, S. Dessus, D. Roland-Holst, D. Van der Mensbrugghe. 4. Input-Based Pollution Estimates for Environmental Assessment in Developing Countries; S. Dessus, D. Roland-Holst, D. Van der Mensbrugghe. 5. Modelling Health Impacts of Air Pollution and Their Valuation: An Application to Santiago, Chile; B. Bowland, J. Beghin. Part B: Case Studies. 6. Growth, Trade, and the Environment Nexus in Chile: A Comprehensive Assessment; J. Beghin, S. Dessus, D. Roland-Holst, D. Van der Mensbrugghe. 7. Trade Liberalisation and the Environment in China; S. Dessus, A. El Obeid, D. Van der Mensbrugghe. 8. Coordinated Trade and Environmental Policies for Morocco; D. Roland-Holst, M. Bussolo. 9. Outward Orientation, Growth, and the Environment in Vietnam; A. El Obeid, D. Van der Mensbrugghe, S. Dessus. 10. Synthesis of Case Studies on Indonesia, Mexico, and Costa Rica; A. El Obeid. 11. Conclusions; J. Beghin, D. Roland-Holst, D. Van der Mensbrugghe. Index.

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