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Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product : Multinational Corporations, Environment, and International Comparative Advantage - H. Jeffrey Leonard

Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product

Multinational Corporations, Environment, and International Comparative Advantage

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Published: 1st July 1988
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Since the early 1970s, observers have noted that complying with environmental regulations might be a significant new factor in determining the locations of industries involved in world trade. Two related hypotheses have been offered to explain how environmental regulations are altering international comparative advantage in industrial production: first, that stringent regulations push industries out of the United States and other advanced industrial nations (the 'industrial flight' hypothesis); second, that less developed countries compete to attract multinational industries by minimizing their own regulations (the 'pollution haven' hypothesis). This study examines the validity of the industrial flight and pollution haven hypotheses within a broad political and economic framework of theories purporting to explain international trade and investment.

List of tables
Preface
Introduction
The dynamics of international trade and industrial location
Industrial-development strategy and the role of multinational corporations
Pollution and comparative advantage in industrial production
Environmental regulations and the industrial-flight hypothesis
Pollution and industrial strategy in four rapidly industrializing countries
Bargaining for the right to pollute
The politics of pollution and multinational corporations in rapidly industrializing countries
Theoretical implications and policy recommendations
Index
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ISBN: 9780521340427
ISBN-10: 052134042X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st July 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57