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Renewable Resources as a Factor of Production in International Trade

dc.contributor.advisorLopez, Ramon Een_US
dc.contributor.authorAnriquez Nilson, Gustavo Adolfoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-04T06:48:36Z
dc.date.available2006-02-04T06:48:36Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-04en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/3089
dc.description.abstractThis work provides an extensive review of the literature on trade and environmental issues that has been growing since the early 1990s. The gaps in this literature are identified and generalizations are provided from results that are scattered. Next, we contribute to this literature by studying a Ricardian model of trade, in which one of the sectors uses a renewable resource as a factor of production. The contribution lies in the study of trade and welfare through the full horizon of the welfare maximization problem, not relying in equilibrium analysis. This study is divided into small country case and a 2 country - 2 factor model. In the first case, we show how trade prevents extinction, and if the assumption of full open access environmental externality is relaxed the welfare expected results change substantially. In the 2 x 2 model we show that equilibrium is actually not possible invalidating many such analyses existing in the literature. This lack of equilibrium may lead the country that is free from environmental externalities to actually lose with trade vis-à-vis autarky.en_US
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dc.titleRenewable Resources as a Factor of Production in International Tradeen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEconomics, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEconomics, Agriculturalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRenewable Resourcesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEnvironmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTradeen_US


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