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Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product
Multinational Corporations, Environment, and International Comparative Advantage

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027649

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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; second, that less developed countries compete to attract multinational industries by minimizing their own regulations.

    • Offers case studies of Ireland, Spain, Romania and Mexico
    • Discusses the role of multinational corporations
    • Uses a broad political and economics framework of theories to explain international trade and investment
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027649
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.403kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    1. The dynamics of international trade and industrial location
    2. Industrial-development strategy and the role of multinational corporations
    3. Pollution and comparative advantage in industrial production
    4. Environmental regulations and the industrial-flight hypothesis
    5. Pollution and industrial strategy in four rapidly industrializing countries
    6. Bargaining for the right to pollute
    7. The politics of pollution and multinational corporations in rapidly industrializing countries
    8. Theoretical implications and policy recommendations

  • Author

    H. Jeffrey Leonard

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