Trade and the Environment in General Equilibrium: Evidence from Developing Economies

  • John Beghin
  • David Roland-Holst
  • Dominique Van der Mensbrugghe

Part of the Economy & Environment book series (ECEN, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Methodology and Modelling

    1. John Beghin, David Roland-Holst, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
      Pages 3-15
    2. John Beghin, Sébastien Dessus, David Roland-Holst, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
      Pages 31-78
    3. Sebastien Dessus, David Roland-Holst, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
      Pages 79-107
  3. Case Studies

    1. John Beghin, Brad Bowland, Sébastien Dessus, David Roland-Holst, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
      Pages 139-166
    2. Sébastien Dessus, Amani El Obeid, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
      Pages 167-186
    3. David Roland-Holst, Maurizio Bussolo
      Pages 187-208
    4. Amani El Obeid, Dominque van der Mensbrugghe, Sébastien Dessus
      Pages 209-231
    5. John Beghin, David Roland-Holst, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
      Pages 251-258
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 259-275

About this book


This book was initiated while the three major authors were at the Development Centre of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, working on its program on economic growth, trade, and sustainability. We wish to thank the OECD Development Centre for its support. The book was completed during summer 2001 at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University. We appreciate the resources and financial support CARD provided for publication of this work. Sandra Clarke provided technical editing of the manuscripts and oversaw the indexing of the book; Becky Olson prepared the camera-ready copy of the final manuscript. We thank them for their instrumental help in these last steps. Part of the work presented in this volume previously appeared in some form in journals. The analysis of Chile presented in Chapter 6 appeared as “Growth, Trade, Pollution and Natural-Resource Use in Chile. Evidence from an Economywide Model,” Agricultural Economics 19(1998): 87-97; and as “Trade Integration, Environmental Degradation, and Public Health in Chile: Assessing the Linkages,” Environment and Development Economics, in press. The work on Costa Rica and Indonesia summarised in Chapter 10 appeared as “Is There a Trade-off Between Trade Liberalisation and Pollution Abatement in Costa Rica? A Computable General Equilibrium Assessment,” Journal of Policy Modeling 20(1): 11-31; and as “The Environment and Welfare Implications of Trade and Tax Policy,” Journal of Development Economics 52(1997): 65-82.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Beghin
    • 1
  • David Roland-Holst
    • 2
  • Dominique Van der Mensbrugghe
    • 3
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Mills CollegeOaklandUSA
  3. 3.The World BankWashington, D.C.USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0479-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47672-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1019
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