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The Relationship between Trade, Investment and Environment: Some Empirical Findings
Foreign Trade Review (2010)
  • Debashis Chakraborty
  • Sacchidananda Mukherjee
Abstract
The interlinkage between economic openness and environmental repercussions is a widely researched area. The current study contributes in the existing pool of research by conducting a cross-country empirical analysis for the year 2008 by exploring the interrelationship between openness indicators (trade and investment) and environmental performance of a country. For this purpose, the analysis separately considers export orientation, import orientation, FDI inwardness and FDI outwardness of the countries in different variations of the proposed empirical model. The regression results do not provide strong support to the Pollution Haven Hypothesis (PHH). The findings also confirm a relationship between socio-economic and socio-political factors in a country and its environmental performance.
Keywords
  • Trade and Environment,
  • International Investment
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Chakraborty, Debashis and Sacchidananda Mukherjee (2010), "The Relationship between Trade, Investment and Environment: Some Empirical Findings", Foreign Trade Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 3-37.