Economics of sustainable development


Objectif

This course explores the international dimension of environmental problems, from a theoretical perspective. It adresses the following three questions: is international trade bad for the environment? What are the motives and consequences of using the environmental policy as a substitute for trade barriers? Can trade restrictions be part of a solution to global environmental problems?

Plan

North-South trade and the environment
Trade and renewable resources
Strategic environmental policy
International environmental agreements

Références

North-South trade and the environment

  • Copeland and Taylor (2003), Trade and the Environment: Theory and Evidence, Princeton University Press.
  • Copeland and Taylor (2001), "International trade and the environment: a framework for analysis", NBER working paper 8540
  • Copeland and Taylor (2004), "Trade, growth and the environment", Journal of Economic Literature, 42: 7-71.
  • Antweiler, Copeland and Taylor (2001), "Is free trade good for the environment?", American Economic Review, 91(4): 877-908

Trade and renewable resources

  • Brander and Taylor (1997), "International trade and open-access renewable resources: the small open economy case", Canadian Journal of Economics, 30(3): 526-52.
  • Brander and Taylor (1997), "International trade between consumer and conservationist countries", Resource and Energy Economics, 19(4): 267-297.
  • Brander and Taylor (1998). "Open access renewable resources: trade and trade policy in a two-country model", Journal of International Economics, 44: 181-209.

Strategic environmental policy

  • Barrett (1994), "Strategic environmental policy and international trade", Journal of Public Economics, 54(3), 325-38.
  • Brander and Spencer (1985), "Export subsidies and international market share rivalry", Journal of International Economics, 18: 83-100.
  • Eaton and Grossman (1986), "Optimal trade and industrial policy under oligopoly", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 101(2): 383-406.

International environmental agreements

  • Barrett (1994), "Self-enforcing international environmental agreements", Oxford Economic Papers, 46: 878-894.
  • Barrett (2005), "The theory of international environmental agreements", in Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 3. Edited by K.-G. Mäler and J. R. Vincent, Chapter 28
  • Nordhaus (2015), "Climate clubs: overcoming free-riding in international climate policy", American Economic Review, 105(4): 1339-1370.