, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 186–194 | Cite as

Environmental policy and the inward investment position of US “dirty” industries

  • Johan Albrecht


Do high pollution abatement costs have a disadvantageous effect on foreign direct investment in countries with a strict environmental policy? While it would seem to make sense to believe that they do, hard evidence based on trade data is hard to find. The following article tests the hypothesis for the USA and comes to some surprising conclusions.


Foreign Direct Investment Pollution Abatement Clean Technology Current Business Fixed Capital Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Albrecht
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  1. 1.University of GhentBelgium

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