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dc.contributor.authorGroenert, Valeska
dc.contributor.authorZissimos, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-30T12:30:28Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractWe show that, in competition between a developed country and a developing country over environmental standards and taxes, the developing country may have a ‘second-mover advantage.’ In our model, firms do not unanimously prefer lower environmental-standard levels. We introduce this feature to an otherwise familiar model of fiscal competition. Four distinct outcomes can be characterized by varying the marginal cost to firms of an environmental externality: (1) the outcome may be efficient; (2) the developing country may be a ‘pollution haven’ - a place to escape excessively high environmental standards in the developed country; (3) the developing country may ‘undercut’ the developed country and attract all firms; (4) the developed country may be a pollution haven.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding from the Center for the Americas at Vanderbilt University and from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through grant”Consolidated Group-C” ECO2008- 04756 is gratefully acknowledgeden_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jpet.12049
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/9712
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9779/en_GB
dc.subjectenvironmental standardsen_GB
dc.subjectdeveloping countriesen_GB
dc.subjectfiscal competitionen_GB
dc.subjectsecond-mover advantageen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping country second-mover advantage in competition over environmental standards and taxesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-30T12:30:28Z
dc.identifier.issn1097-3923
dc.descriptiontypes: Articleen_GB
dc.descriptionPre-print version issued as CesInfo working paper No. 3686. The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9779
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Public Economic Theoryen_GB


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