Environment, trade and transportation : Empirical evidence for Switzerland

Vannoni, Stefan. (2009) Environment, trade and transportation : Empirical evidence for Switzerland. Basel.

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The changeover from a situation of Autarky to a situation of Free-Trade alters the trade and production patterns of the participatingcountries which in turn affects the transportation-sector. The amountof transported goods and the directions of the good-flows change.Profit-oriented shipping companies are very likely to respond to thesechanges by selecting adequate means and modes of transportation fordifferent routes and by building-up or restructuring a transportation-network. These changes have an impact on environmental harm causedby transportation. Three effects - of which one increases and two de-crease the corresponding level of pollution - are differentiated andestimated for Switzerland. Being landlocked and nested between largeeconomies like Germany, France and Italy Switzerland is an ideal casestudy for these environmental effects linked to land-based transporta-tion. First empirical results show a significant scale and techniqueeffect.
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Aussenwirtschaft und Europ. Integration (Weder)
UniBasel Contributors:Vannoni, Stefan
Item Type:Working Paper
Note:Note: University of Basel Working Paper -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
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