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Pollution havens? Energy prices are not key drivers of offshoring

New estimates provide evidence that concerns about the effect of energy prices on manufacturing offshoring are overstated. Our simulation shows that the introduction of a significant carbon price would not have a major effect on delocalisation of domestic manufacturing activity. Our estimates are based on firms in 23 OECD countries for the period 1995-2011.  

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Environment and trade: Do environmental policies affect trade and competitiveness?

How stringent are environmental policies? Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth?

Trade and Environment

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Projects & events

Climate change

The OECD is undertaking a major project on the economic growth and investment implications of the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy in the context of the German G20 Presidency.

 OECD project on Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition

 

Global Forum on Environment: 24-25 October 2016

The OECD Global Forum on Environment on "Towards Quantifying the Links Between Environment and Economic Growth" took place on 24-25 October 2016 at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris.