Ecolabels & International Trade in the Textile & Apparel Market
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Economics
Journal or Book Title
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
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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.
Nimon, Wesley and Beghin, John, "Ecolabels & International Trade in the Textile & Apparel Market" (1999). Economics Publications. 308.