Unmasking the Pollution Haven Effect

  title={Unmasking the Pollution Haven Effect},
  author={Arik Levinson and M. Taylor},
  journal={International Trade},
  • Arik Levinson, M. Taylor
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • International Trade
  • This paper uses both theory and empirical work to examine the effect of environmental regulations on trade flows. We develop a simple economic model to demonstrate how unobserved heterogeneity, endogeneity and aggregation issues bias measurements of the relationship between regulatory costs and trade. We apply an estimating equation derived from the model to data on U.S. regulations and net trade flows among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, for 130 manufacturing industries from 1977 to 1986. Our… CONTINUE READING
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