Politica estrategica de exportacion en presencia de regulacion ambiental
Using a duopoly model in which one home firm and one foreign firm compete in a third country market, this paper analyses how environmental regulation affects the optimal commercial policy and the strategic use of environmental policy. In particular, this paper reviews the typical outcome that environmental regulation reduces welfare in the absence of commercial policy and that, in order to maximise welfare, a stronger commercial policy is required when firms compete in quantities, while when competition is in prices policy should be weaker. The paper also pays attention to the outcome that the strategic use of environmental policy consists of weakening it in the former case and strengthening it in the latter one. Considering that environmental regulation is determined by the bargaining between that sector of society concerned with the environment and the polluting firm, this paper proves that under price competition environmental regulation may be welfare improving in the absence of commercial policy. In such a case, the optimal policy is not necessarily an export tax but may be an export subsidy or, under particular conditions, free trade.
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