A Cap-and-Trade Model of International Trade

  •  Monica Das    
  •  Sandwip Das    


The paper introduces one variant of cap-and-trade system of environmental policy and shows its effects on income distribution, structure of production and comparative advantage. The main result is that cap-and-trade leaves no scope to dispute the pollution haven hypothesis. A country may certainly make discretionary use of cap-and-trade parameters to improve its competitiveness in world trade. An expansion of the supply of permits may turn out to be a new trade policy, making a mockery of the objective of reversing climate change. This paper underscores the importance of free international trading in permits.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1918-7173
  • ISSN(Online): 1918-7181
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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