Are openness to trade and regional integration good for the environment? Evidence from ASEAN+3 region

  • Dang Minh Hang Utrecht University School of Economics

Abstract

Using a 26-year panel data set from 1990 to 2015, this paper aims to investigate the effects of openness to trade and regional integration among ASEAN+3 countries. With the application of fixed-effects model, trade, foreign direct investment, and regional environmental agreements beneficially affect the environment in this region, indicated by the reduction in carbon and greenhouse gas emission and forest gain. The empirical evidence supports intra-regional incentives for more trade liberalization and deep integration. Positive effects of trade and integration on economic development and environmental protection are realized through technological transfer from leading innovator countries to less developed nations.

How to Cite
HANG, Dang Minh. Are openness to trade and regional integration good for the environment?. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 99-102, dec. 2017. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/2501>. Date accessed: 20 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v3.2501.
Published
2017-12-05