Dr. NJ Delener, Founding Dean and Professor of International Business and Marketing, School of Global Business, published an article titled “Old Wine in New Bottles: Are Carbon Tariffs International Trade Barriers? An Empirical Study of the Impact of Carbon Tariffs on Chinese Agricultural Products” in the Journal of Business & Economic Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2013, co-authored with Xifeng Zhang who was a visiting scholar, from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, PR China, and Dr. Chunjie Qi from Huazhong Agricultural University, PR China.
The abstract follows:
This paper explains the reason for and the significance of carbon tariffs. It discusses the effects of carbon tariffs on agricultural trade: reduction of export volume, increase in export prices, decline in domestic output, deterioration of trade conditions, and reduced social welfare. The findings are based on the results of an empirical test using the Global Trade Analysis Project GTAP model and a RunGTAP software simulation analysis of the effects of carbon tariffs on China’s agricultural product exports. The results are discussed and recommendations for their application are provided.