New Frontiers in Environmental and Social Labeling

  • Ulrike Grote
  • Arnab K. Basu
  • Nancy H. Chau

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

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About this book

Introduction

The attractiveness of product labeling stems from their voluntary nature to achieve environmental and social goals. It is argued that through product price premia which reflect the willingness of consumers to pay more for green and socially conscious products, labels have the potential to generate changes in production techniques. In addition, labeling of products has become the preferred instrument for solving high profile trade disputes amongst members of the World Trade Organization. The contributions in this volume provide an indepth look at labeling and its relation to the governance of global trade. The book aims at bridging the research gaps related to the link between consumers’ perception of a label with their willingness to pay, the impact and the limitations of labeling in the event of food safety hazards, and the trade and development dimensions of labeling. As such, this volume presents research that constitutes a new frontier on issues related to the economics of labeling.

Keywords

Child Labor Design Environmental Labeling International Trade Nation Social Labeling Willingness to Pay agriculture development environment marketing nature organization production

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrike Grote
    • 1
  • Arnab K. Basu
    • 2
  • Nancy H. Chau
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Economics and World TradeLeibniz University of HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Applied Economics and ManagementCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-1756-0
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1755-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1756-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-1030
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