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Title: RECYCLING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF POLLUTION: THE EFFECT OF INCREASED U.S. PAPER RECYCLING ON U.S. IMPORT DEMAND FOR CANADIAN PAPER
Authors: Michael, Jeffrey A.
Keywords: Import demand
Paper industry
Pollution
Recycling
Issue Date: 1998-07
Abstract: The quantity of paper recycled in the U.S. has more than doubled since 1985. International trade theory predicts that this will lead to reduced imports of paper, and a shift in domestic production toward waste paper intensive outputs (e.g., newsprint) and away from higher grade products such as printing/writing paper. Import demand elasticities with respect to input prices were estimated for newsprint, printing/writing, and all paper utilizing 20 years of monthly data. The empirical results confirm the predictions of theory, and illustrate a channel through which recycling may be more beneficial for U.S. industry than the domestic environment.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15086
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 30, Number 01, July 1998
Total Pages: 7
Language: English
From Page: 217
To Page: 223
Collections:Volume 30, Number 01, July 1998

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