González-Val, Rafael and Pueyo, Fernando (2012): Trade liberalisation and global-scale forest transition.
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In this paper, we develop a new theoretical model that explains the forest transition not at a local, but at a worldwide level, in a trade liberalisation scenario. Our model has economic geography foundations: transport costs affect the distribution of firms between countries. We also introduce a renewable natural resource used as an input by manufacturing firms. The results reproduce forest transition behaviour but at a global scale: a decrease in transport costs has a negative effect on the worldwide stock of the natural resource in the short-term, but in the long-term this initial effect is reversed as a consequence of industrial reorganisation between countries because of the change in transport costs.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trade liberalisation and global-scale forest transition|
|Keywords:||Forest transition; renewable resources; industrial location; geography; trade|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q23 - Forestry
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F18 - Trade and Environment
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q20 - General
|Depositing User:||Rafael González-Val|
|Date Deposited:||29. Jan 2012 04:21|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 01:19|
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