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17 February 2020

The School of Economics and Finance is hosting internal serminars, the Brown Bag Seminar Series, where faculty, PhD students and external guests are invited to present their ongoing work to the School. The seminars run for 1 hour and a light lunch is served. Staff and students are encouraged to have discussions following the presentations.

Speaker:

Trang Tran - Deakin University

Title:

International Environmental Agreement and Trade in Environmental Goods: The Case of Kyoto Protocol

Abstract:

The Kyoto Protocol has received much criticism for its effectiveness as well as the spillover effect (i.e. carbon leakage and competitiveness loss). This paper provides the first evidence for the effect of the Kyoto Protocol on the bilateral trade in environmental goods, which can mitigate and prevent environmental damage. Using the generalized synthetic control method, I construct the counterfactual of trading pairs with Kyoto commitment and show that the export of environment goods by Kyoto countries increases by 32%-34% after the Protocol enters into force. The results suggest that the ratification of the Protocol leads to a comparative advantage on environmental good production. 

 

Date
17 February 2020 - 17 February 2020
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location
Gardens Point Campus, Z Block, Level 8
Room
GP - Z808
Cost
Free to attend
Organisation
QUT School of Economics and Finance
Info
Nadeeka De Silva
Email
hasthimuninadeeka.desilva@hdr.qut.edu.au
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