International Competitiveness and Environmental Policies

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Challenging the notion that environmental policies necessarily damage international economic competitiveness, nine articles present a general survey of the field of environmental economics, and macro- and microeconomic studies of nations and individual firms. They generally conclude that carefully planned environmental taxation will have negligible effect on competitiveness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors and discussants
Preface
Foreword
1 Introduction 1
2 International competitiveness and globalization: frameworks for analysis, connections and critiques 13
3 The impacts of environmental policy on competitiveness: theory and evidence 33
4 International competitiveness and carbon taxation 71
5 Carbon leakage: an empirical assessment using a global econometric model 143
6 Effects of national, OECD wide and world-wide energy taxes on the environment and on competitiveness 171
7 Environmental regulation and competitiveness 185
8 Environmental policy and international competitiveness: the case of Germany 197
9 Integrated product policy and industrial competitiveness 241
10 'Green' product development: factors in competition 265
Index 277
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