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Trade liberalization and industrial pollution in Brazil

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Trade liberalization and industrial pollution in Brazil

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL-NU. CEPAL. División de Medio Ambiente y Asentamientos Humanos-Países Bajos. Gobierno Descripción física: 45 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC Fecha: diciembre 1999 Signatura: LC/L.1332-P ISBN: 9211212642

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Abstract
This paper attempts to estimate the effect of trade liberalization on the industrial structure and pattern of pollution emissions in Brazil. An input-output approach is used to estimate the value of production and potential pollution intensity estimates are undertaken using the industrial pollution projection system. We find that the aggregate intensity of pollutant emission has decreased for the whole industrial sector, but for the export sector, the pollution intensity has been increasing after trade liberalization.