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Is environmental goods trade beneficial for the environment?

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Friday 06 April 2018
9.30am–11.00am

Venue

Seminar Room 1, Level 1, Stanner Building 37, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Huong Tran, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

Contacts

Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

In this seminar, Huong Tran will present her findings on the environmental effects of trade in environmental goods in APEC economies. Environmental goods include renewable energy technologies, environmental monitoring equipment, and others. Huong’s analysis uses an econometric technique for addressing endogeneity issues, and disaggregates environmental goods trade into various categories. The results suggest a positive impact of environmental goods trade on local environmental performance. Exports of environmental goods have beneficial impacts on an environmental health measure, although their estimated impact on an ecosystem vitality measure is not as encouraging. The policy implications of the findings will be discussed.

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