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Replication data for: Technology, International Trade, and Pollution from US Manufacturing

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Levinson, Arik
Publication Date
2009-12-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Pollution emitted by US manufacturers declined markedly over the past several decades, even as real manufacturing output increased. I first show that most of the decline in US manufacturing pollution has resulted from changing production processes ("technology"), rather than changes in the mix of goods produced. I then show that increased net imports of polluting goods ("international trade") accounts for only a small portion of the pollution reductions from the changing mix of goods. Together, these two findings demonstrate that shifting polluting industries overseas explains only a minor part -- less than 10 percent -- of the cleanup of US manufacturing. (JEL F18, L23, L60, O30, Q52, Q53)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.5.2177 (Text)
Publications
  • Levinson, Arik. “Technology, International Trade, and Pollution from US Manufacturing.” American Economic Review 99, no. 5 (December 2009): 2177–92. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.99.5.2177.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.99.5.2177 (DOI)

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Levinson, Arik (2009): Replication data for: Technology, International Trade, and Pollution from US Manufacturing. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113348V1