New Publication – Intra-EU trade-embodied carbon emissions

New Publication: “Intra-EU trade-embodied carbon emissions: Is there voting for dirty comparative advantages?” by Maren Kaliske is published in the Economis Letters


I use voting outcomes from the European Parliament to construct a novel sector-specific measure for revealed environmental policy preferences for EU member states. Applying a theory-consistent structural gravity model on intra-EU carbon embodied in trade between 2000 and 2014, this study finds that binding multilateral environmental agreements successfully eliminate comparative advantages for emission intensive industries.