Trade Policy and the Environment

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Proposal Description:

Study empirically and quantitatively the effects of trade policy on environmental outcomes. The first part of the project is empirical in which we will work with large datasets that contain information on emissions associated with production across sectors. The goal is to create a consistent dataset across countries, sectors and time. The second part of the project consists on developing a general-equilibrium model to study the effects of trade policy on emissions. We hope with this project to understand the tradeoffs countries, industries, and workers face when countries unexpectedly change their trade policy. More broadly, we hope to learn about the policy implications of trade policy across industries, regions, workers, and the environment.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

I am looking for 3 highly motivated RA’s The RA’s would work with large datasets. Familiarity with Matlab or similar programming languages is a requirement.

  • Andy Wu
  • Brianna Schuh
  • Shi Wen Yeo