Environmental Impacts Of A North American Free Trade Agreement

The removal of barriers to trade will generally have an impact on the environment by increasing the volume of economic activity, changing the composition of economic activity and changing production techniques. We present empirical evidence to assess the relative magnitude of these three effects, which apply to further trade liberalization in Mexico. In Section 1. We use comparable measurements of three air pollutants in an urban section of 42 countries to study the link between air quality and economic growth. We think that for two pollutants (sulphur dioxide and “smoke”), concentrations increase with low-national income GDP per capita, but decrease with GDP? Growth at a higher income level. Section 2 examines the determinants of the industrial model of U.S. imports from Mexico and the value added of the Mexican Maquiladora sector. We examine whether the cost of reducing pollution in the United States the industry influences the model of international trade and investment. Finally, in Section 3, we use the results of a predictable general equilibrium model to study the likely composite effects of NAFTA on pollution in Mexico.

. Princeton University – Department of Industrial Relations; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics. . S&P Global Market Intelligence Intelligence Research Series. The U.S. Mexico Free Trade Agreement, Peter Garber, Hrsg., MIT Press, 1994 If you have written this article and are not yet registered with RePEc, we recommend that you do so here. You can link your profile to this article. It also allows you to accept potential quotes on this article that we are not sure about. Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Princeton University – Institute of Economics; CESifo (Centre for Economic Studies and ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Since access to this document is limited, you can search for another version below or search for another one. 1050 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MA 02138 USA 300 Fisher HallProspect AvenuePrinceton, NJ 08544-1021 USA609-258-4823 (telephone) 609-258-1374 (fax). If CitEc has detected a reference but no RePEc element has been linked to it, you can use this form to help you. If you know that there are articles missing quoting this article, you can help us create these links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above for each referencing article.

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