International environmental outsourcing

Matthew A. Cole, Robert J.R. Elliott, Toshihiro Okubo

研究成果: Article査読

19 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of firms shifting stages of their production processes overseas. In this paper we investigate whether firms outsource the dirtier stages of production to minimise domestic environmental regulation costs—a process broadly consistent with the pollution haven hypothesis. We develop a theoretical model of international environmental outsourcing that focuses on the roles played by firm size and productivity, transport costs and environmental regulations. We test the model’s predictions using a firm-level dataset for Japan and do find evidence of an ‘environmental outsourcing’ effect.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)639-664
ページ数26
ジャーナルReview of World Economics
150
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 10 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学および金融学(全般)

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