Low tariff on dirty goods—Environmental negligence or environmental concern?
Marjit, Sugata; Mukherjee, Arijit
Shapiro (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021) conducts an in-depth empirical analysis to show that dirtier upstream goods face lower import tariffs than cleaner downstream goods. Inspired by that paper, we examine how the welfare maximising tariffs on the final goods will differ depending on the dirtiness and the extent of cross border pollution. We show that countries concerned about controlling pollution but maximising own welfare would be encouraged towards relatively unfettered import of dirtier final goods if pollution is mainly generated through domestic production. We discuss the implications of global welfare maximising tariff protection, pollution taxes and multiple tradable products.
Marjit, S., & Mukherjee, A. (2023). Low tariff on dirty goods—Environmental negligence or environmental concern?. Review of International Economics, Article 12662. https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12662
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 5, 2023|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 8, 2023|
|Publication Date||Mar 8, 2023|
|Deposit Date||Feb 6, 2023|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 8, 2023|
|Journal||Review of International Economics|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Pollution; Tariff; Welfare|
|Additional Information||Received: 2021-07-13; Accepted: 2023-02-05; Published: 2023-03-08|
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