Title

Ecolabels & International Trade in the Textile & Apparel Market

Campus Units

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

81

Issue

5

First Page or Article ID Number

1078

Last Page

1083

DOI

10.2307/1244087

Abstract

The authors provide a formal analysis of the welfare and trade implications of eco-labeling schemes. They present a simple model of vertical (quality) differentiation that captures stylized features of the textiles market in which trading takes place between an industrialized North (domestic) and a developing South (foreign). The paper investigates several labeling scenarios--labeling by North, labeling by 130th North and South, and harmonization of 170th labels--and draws conclusions about their impact on consumers.

Comments

This working paper was published as Nimon, Wesley and John C. Beghin, "Ecolabels and International Trade in the Textile and Apparel Market," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81 (1999): 1078–1083, doi:10.2307/1244087.