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The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

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Ed. by Auriol , Emmanuelle / Brunner, Johann / Fleck, Robert / Mendola, Mariapia / Requate, Till / Schirle, Tammy / de Vries, Frans / Zulehner, Christine


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Environmental Policy, Population Dynamics and Agglomeration

Chris Elbers1 / Cees Withagen2

1Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,

2Free University Amsterdam/Tilburg University,

Citation Information: Contributions in Economic Analysis & Policy. Volume 3, Issue 2, ISSN (Online) 1538-0645, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1538-0645.1286, December 2003

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2003-12-31

Abstract

We present and discuss a simple model of international trade in agricultural and manufactured commodities. Production of the latter takes places under monopolistic competition, and causes pollution. We incorporate mobility of skilled labor, the input in the manufacturing sector. One of the main findings is that pollution and environmental policy tend to countervail clustering that would occur in their absence.

Keywords: Environmental policy; population dynamics; monopolistic competition

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