Do Environmental Policies Affect Global Value Chains?

(CC) Rennett Stowe/FlickrThe OECD has just published the report “Do environmental policies affect global value chains? A new perspective on the pollution haven hypothesis.”

According to the study countries that implement tougher environmental policies do not lose export competitiveness when compared against countries with more moderate regulations.

The new OECD report analyses historic export data in high and low pollution industries in 23 advanced countries and six emerging economies. It takes the domestic value added in export data and uses an OECD Environmental Policy Stringency indicator that ranks countries according to more or less stringent policies.

The “Do Environmental Policies Affect Global Value Chains?” report is available for the IESE Community here